Tag: drug possession

Small-time methamphetamine users finally offered treatment alternative to incarceration

Small-time methamphetamine users finally offered treatment alternative to incarceration
For seven years, methamphetamine users have been one of the few drug using groups that did not have the option to participate in Treatment Alternative for Safe Communities (TASC) as part of their sentencing if they committed a first-time, minor, non-violent drug possession offense. But now SB 3423, signed by Gov. Quinn on Aug. 2,... Read more »

Tickets for pot possession: a tax on young black men?

Tickets for pot possession: a tax on young black men?
Last month, something unforgettable happened: Two Chicago journalists wrote something, and a politician responded in a meaningful way. That might not seem like big news to you, but to those of us who are used to getting routine responses from public officials, stating blandly that they are “concerned” about an issue and “will look into... Read more »