Monday, August 01, 2016

Dope Game Changes

  • Possession of small amounts of marijuana is now a civil offense across Illinois, punishable only by fines — not jail time.

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation decriminalizing small amounts of pot on Friday, after vetoing a bill last year that sought to allow slightly larger amounts.

    Chicago has already joined more than 100 Illinois local governments in removing some criminal penalties for people caught with lesser amounts of marijuana. But the new law extends decriminalization to the entire state.
Ten grams of less is now statewide. Not only that, but the Courts are required to expunge the civil violations at the end of each year, so everyone gets a "do-over." And DUI writers aren't exempt either - the law sets a floor for THC intoxication where it used to be zero.

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44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep them stoned, keep them biddable.
Sober citizens might get upset when they see the corruption.

8/01/2016 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Fat, stoned, and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

8/01/2016 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a brave new world and liberal society we live in. Welcome to fundamental change.

8/01/2016 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep rewarding bad behavior. No consequences....for anything.

8/01/2016 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice, I can't wait until it's completely legal for recreational use ;)

The tied has turned and the bad guys are the good guys and the politicians made us the bad guys.

Just remember it's only in the blue states.

8/01/2016 01:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still federal offense

8/01/2016 01:14:00 AM  
Blogger Cone Of Silence said...

Tonight I was watching the Cubs game on TV when the camera zoomed in on a Cubs player in the dugout. They caught him in the process of dipping some chewing tobacco into his lower lip.
As soon as I saw that, I recalled that chewing tobacco is now illegal at the ballpark.

The next thing that occurred to me is that Gov Rauner had just signed this bill decriminalizing marijuana possession and I thought "How crazy is it that these two substances, chewing tobacco and marijuana, are now practically looked at as equally illegal and subject to fines?"



These damn democrats are just screwing everything up in this country!

8/01/2016 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More stupidity on part of politicians. Tobacco is taboo because of the ill effects on human health, but marijuana, with more cancer causing carcinogens than tobacco, is being legalized for your consumption.
Politicans must think new bad habits are needed so they can be taxed.
Maybe enough people will become "hooked" on pot so Obamacare can be fully funded. That is until the cancer rate shoots up. Then maybe crack will be legalized, but just in small amounts you know. Don't want to kill off taxpayers too fast. Idiots!

J.J.

8/01/2016 05:20:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

"...I was watching the Cubs game on TV..."

Apology accepted.

8/01/2016 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nonymous said...
Still federal offense

8/01/2016 01:14:00 AM

Yes, it is but was not enforced under a democratic US Attorney and President and probably is on the path to being downgraded from schedule one and legal recreational use nationwide. I think that this is partly to tax it, but also partly to cut down on the arrests and people with criminal records for something that is becoming so widely used and accepted.

8/01/2016 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also raised the amount needed for felony. It was 30 grams now they've more then tripled it to 100 grams for felony weight.

8/01/2016 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good legalize it already it's just weed. All you fucks need to relax, it's just weed.

8/01/2016 07:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can arrest a drinker, a pisser, riding bike on sidewalk but not for possession of cannabis.

8/01/2016 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will some of our illustrious Tact guys do now that their sandbag dime bag has been taken away?

8/01/2016 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can they now become cops?

8/01/2016 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying every minute of being fat stoned and stupid since I retired in may. I say legalize it. It's a hell of a lot better than being sober and working that shit hole fuckin cpd job. And I really enjoyed sharknado 4.

8/01/2016 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like more traffic crashes will be happening due to more drivers being high. Only stands to reason that the people will be driving after having smoked the dope.

8/01/2016 09:43:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

Until a few minutes ago I had no idea of what one gram of dope looks like let alone teen grams. But YouTube and a pot-head came to the rescue (friggen burnouts) with what the different weights actually look like volume wise.

After viewing the video, Ten Grams of Pot looks to me like more than what would be for personal use vs for distribution -- unless its on your person after a purchase and your going home. But if your out on the street & hangin' with your buds at 1:30am having Ten Grams on you can only mean you're dealing it. And THAT should still be illegal criminally.

I don't like any illegal drug use. So needless to say it's my opinion this *semi* decriminalization of pot in Illinois is a mistake. There's hard medical evidence that prolonged marijuana use DOES harm the brain.

8/01/2016 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Legalize grass.
Tax it.
Illinois & Chiraq needs the money.

8/01/2016 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.dailycamera.com/top-stories/ci_30188262/marijuanas-crash-risk-proves-challenge-boulder-county-prosecutors

8/01/2016 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tac teams will all have zeros now. Imagine if they get rid of reckless conduct??? 008 tac would be out of business. Weed and reckless, that's it.

8/01/2016 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More dui's. More car accidents but who care guns are the problems.

8/01/2016 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The level of ignorance and misinformation is truly staggering - you might want to look at this http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6630507.PN.&OS=PN/6630507&RS=PN/6630507 as well as this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8EdQHWhAT8

8/01/2016 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

I guess the country is going to pot
(I know, I know, someone had to say it)

8/01/2016 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might care if I was still working. To this I tip my hat and say, "have at it, fine citizens."

8/01/2016 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm all for it makes coppers job that much more easier less to care about,and if your working in the police hating black areas and your not fetal and get jammed up, might as well have your fundraiser in old telephone booth blame no one but yourself, kiss your wife and kids goodbye stupid is as stupid does right boss?

8/01/2016 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And this was the only thing that kept the shitheads in jail overnight, because they were all in gangs they had to go to court in the am, and didn't have the $$$ to post bond.

8/01/2016 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is going to enforce the new civil fines, I'm a police officer I enforce laws not civil ordinances. I guess we're just the new tax man.

8/01/2016 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the boys on the corner can each hold 10-15 joints and there is not a thing we can do about it other than write them a ticket?

8/01/2016 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huh-Wuh? Dope game changes ?
Are they about to name some new sucker Exempts & Merits???
Pander to the democrats is in the CPD Command Oath.
So what's the penalty if dopie doesn't pay his fine?
Politicians are as looney as CPD Leadership.

Need proof?
- What member of the Command Staff recently stated "department policy MAY have been violated" but he did not know which policy?

Fork them all - Stay Fetal - Dope is for Dopes.

8/01/2016 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...And I really enjoyed sharknado 4."

Was REALLY funny. It's all a joke might as well end it w/ a LOL.
You did and Thank you. ;-)

8/01/2016 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool. I'll bring my pipe to my exit interview.

8/01/2016 06:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cop: Hey shit-head, you have anymore weed on you?
Shit-head: Yup, I have 9 grams.
Cop: you got an ID?
Shit-head: Nope.
Cop: What's your name?
Shit-head: I'm not telling.

Cop: Ok, I can't arrest you now. And I can't give you a ticket. One John Doe ISR.

Cop: Wonderful, my job just keeps getting easier.

8/01/2016 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So the boys on the corner can each hold 10-15 joints and there is not a thing we can do about it other than write them a ticket?
8/01/2016 03:42:00 PM
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Why bother even doing that? It's not like they're going to pay the fine or anything.

8/02/2016 07:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Champaign IL has done it for years......... City ticket for weed under 30g. Idiot does not give you his name.......... off to jail for failure to provide id..............maybe that does not fly in Crook County, but it does in Champaign..............

8/02/2016 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been saying this for 25 years on this job! Just legalize weed already!

It is already basically sanctioned by the criminal courts refusal to convict and to release all weed offenders!

Small amounts of Marijuana never, ever gets prosecuted in criminal courts!

So, stop it with the drop cases before you all wind up in Federal Court and fired and losing all your benefits!

8/02/2016 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Hey Bud, lets party! said...

I'm retired and I grow my own reefer. Thanks Bruce!

8/02/2016 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"More stupidity on part of politicians. Tobacco is taboo because of the ill effects on human health, but marijuana, with more cancer causing carcinogens than tobacco, is being legalized for your consumption."
J.J.

Don't know what you're smoking there J.J., but researchers have found numerous anti-cancer properties in marijuana. In fact some strains are used to prevent seizures in young children who have no other alternatives that work as well with no side effects. Stop believing the reefer madness nonsense from the 1940's and educate yourself. In this day and age any copper who still thinks that marijuana use is bad is an out of touch idiot. Think about it. Some citizen decides to smoke a plant and you want to lock him up? Does that even make sense? Ever fight with a stoner high on weed? No, I didn't think so. Can't say the same about a boozer though, but they'll never ban alcohol, even though it causes almost 50k deaths annually.

8/02/2016 01:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Looks like more traffic crashes will be happening due to more drivers being high. Only stands to reason that the people will be driving after having smoked the dope."

8/01/2016 09:43:00 AM

Almost 30 years of working for ISP and don't recall even one crash caused by a pot smoker. Not one. I'm sure there are a few that do happen but the amount is probably statistically insignificant. Now ask me about alcohol.

8/02/2016 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sharknado 4 didn't hold a candle to Big Ass Spider! You must be high cuz...

8/02/2016 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

But if your out on the street & hangin' with your buds at 1:30am having Ten Grams on you can only mean you're dealing it. And THAT should still be illegal criminally.
++++++++

You cracked me up -- '...hanging out with your buds...! Freudian slip??

8/02/2016 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahahahha!!!! Tact teams are going to fucking loose their minds. "Bro, the fuck! How are we going to get our super awesome arrest numbers for the year bro!"

8/02/2016 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost 30 years of working for ISP and don't recall even one crash caused by a pot smoker. Not one. I'm sure there are a few that do happen but the amount is probably statistically insignificant. Now ask me about alcohol.

8/02/2016 01:53:00 PM

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Really?

Maybe you weren't.....um....like, looking hard enough....for....like....you know, um, evidence.

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/opinions/appellatecourt/2014/3rddistrict/3130014.pdf

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/opinions/supremecourt/2010/march/108189.pdf

http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/opinions/supremecourt/2008/april/104029.pdf


Weed is a third world vice.....and guess what America is turning into. Fuck weed.

8/02/2016 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is still illegal at all?

Waste of time and resources.

8/03/2016 06:25:00 AM  

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