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US: Cook County voters say 'yes' to legalizing marijuana for recreational use - Chicago Tribune

Found: Tue Apr 17 14:01:26 2018 PDT
Source: Chicago Tribune (IL)
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Cook County voters say 'yes' to legalizing marijuana for recreational use - Chicago Tribune Cook County voters say 'yes' to legalizing marijuana for recreational use - Chicago Tribune

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Cook County voters say 'yes' to legalizing marijuana for recreational use

Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP

A marijuana joint is rolled Nov. 9, 2016, in San Francisco.

A marijuana joint is rolled Nov. 9, 2016, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP)

Genevieve BookwalterContact ReporterPioneer Press

Cook County officials put an official feeler out in the form of a ballot referendum, looking to see how its voting residents feel about the state legalizing marijuana for recreational use, and learned Tuesday that over two-thirds think it should be done.

"Shall the State of Illinois legalize the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older subject to state regulation, taxation and local ordinance?" the referendum read.

With all precincts reporting, "yes" votes were leading the non-binding referendum tally with 63 percent of the vote, compared to 37 percent "no" votes, according to unofficial election results from the Cook County clerk's office.

Conversations with voters and law enforcement earlier in the day Tuesday illustrated the different aspects of the debate.

In Evanston, police Chief Richard Eddington said he doesn't support legalizing marijuana, but not necessarily for criminal reasons.

"My opposition is more medical than anything else," Eddington said.

He pointed to research from Northwestern University and elsewhere and noted that "the impact of chronic marijuana use on IQ scores, I think, is a relevant part of this discussion that is getting short shrift."

In Lincolnwood, voter Charles Levy said he stopped by Village Hall to cast his ballot for J.B. Pritzker in the Democratic race for for Illinois governor.

As for marijuana, "That was a hard one," Levy said. "I think it might pass. I'm not sure the wisdom of it though."

Nara Schoenberg

"My uncle is prescribed marijuana."

"My parents use it, and they're doing fine."

As a drug prevention specialist who does in-school presentations in the U.S., as well as internationally, Zach Levin has seen the problem firsthand: Teens know that recreational use is legal in states such as Colorado...

"My uncle is prescribed marijuana."

"My parents use it, and they're doing fine."

As a drug prevention specialist who does in-school presentations in the U.S., as well as internationally, Zach Levin has seen the problem firsthand: Teens know that recreational use is legal in states such as Colorado... (Nara Schoenberg)

Raghad Hashlamoun and Nashra Mohammed served as poll workers there and said they were enjoying what was their first experience doing it. They also reflected on legalizing marijuana.

"I'm all for it to be honest," said Hashlamoun. "I don't see a problem with it because I think it would make the economy better."

Lincolnwood interim police Chief Bruce Rottner said he supports issuing citations for marijuana use, as opposed to arrest.

"I would say decriminalize it," Rottner said. "I would absolutely support decriminalizing marijuana."

Still, one of Rottner's concerns, he said, is how police officers might gauge the effects of marijuana on a driver who is pulled over.

"Are we going to see more drivers who aren't drinking but are using marijuana?" Rottner questioned.

In Skokie, voter Phillip Elue said he's against legalizing the drug.

"I care a lot about this and I'm against legalizing it. As somebody who works in the health care sector, I'm still against it."

In 2013, marijuana use for medicinal purposes was legalized in Illinois.

Elue said it there is a lot of potential negative impact that would come with legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

"People abuse it sometimes. If it's used only for medical purposes, I don't have a problem but not for recreation. Not like this," he said.

Leslie Flavian of Skokie said she voted for the referendum.

"The amount of police manpower that goes into arresting people for marijuana use is a big problem. The number of people who have been in our jails for marijuana use seems ridiculous. There are a lot of other crimes to pursue than for smoking marijuana," she said.

Voter Bridget Marron of Morton Grove said she voted against the referendum.

"I would support this only if it were prescribed by a doctor and not for recreational use," she said. "I think it's dangerous to just say OK under any circumstance."

Genevieve Bookwalter/Pioneer Press

Poll worker Myra Esmail, seated left, checks in a voter waiting to cast his ballot on March 20, 2018 at the Muslim Education Center in Morton Grove.

Poll worker Myra Esmail, seated left, checks in a voter waiting to cast his ballot on March 20, 2018 at the Muslim Education Center in Morton Grove. (Genevieve Bookwalter/Pioneer Press)

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incarceration/prison mentioned? yes .

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explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:2 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:0 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:10 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:1 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:6 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:4 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:0 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:35 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:1
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SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)



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drug related
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legalization illegal drugs  
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drugwar propaganda
[news] [concept]

explicit propaganda propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 propaganda theme5 propaganda theme7 propaganda theme4 propaganda theme8 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
explicit_propaganda : an explicit drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, system, or programexplicit prohibition propaganda

explicit propaganda 70%
[news] [concept]

"drug prevention"2SourceWatch: War on Drugs
dare.procon.org
Write What You're Told
Anti-Drug PSAs From the 80s and 90s
Lippmann, Walter; Public Opinion (1921)
Bernays, Edward; Propaganda (1928)
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propaganda theme2 50%
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"crimes" "criminal" "dangerous" "negative impact" "problem"10Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
drugwarfacts.org/crime.htm
drugwarfacts.org/causes.htm
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
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propaganda theme3 65%
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"the economy"1Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
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use is abuse
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"marijuana use" "abuse"6Use is Abuse (propaganda theme 4)
drugwarfacts.org/addictiv.htm
propaganda_theme4 : drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gatewaygateway, use is abuse

propaganda theme4
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use is abuse Use is Abuse, Gateway (propaganda theme 4)
propaganda_theme5 : drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugschildren

propaganda theme5 70%
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"Teens" "parents"4Children Corrupted (propaganda theme 5)
drugwarfacts.org/adolesce.htm
Think of the children
propaganda_theme7 : drug war propaganda theme: total prohibiton or accesstotal prohibition

propaganda theme7
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"legalizing" "legalize" "legalized" "decriminalize" "decriminalizing" "legalizing marijuana" "marijuana use for medicinal purposes was legalized" "support legalizing" legalization22Total Prohibition or Access (propaganda theme 7)
propaganda_theme8 : dissent opposed

propaganda theme8 50%
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secret evidence Dissent Attacked (propaganda theme 8)
From Martin Luther King to Anonymous, governments target dissenters not just "bad guys" (2014)
 drug of abuse

illegal drugs
[news] [concept]

cannabis  
 drugs 90%
[news] [concept]
various drugs  
 oft-mentioned government prohibitionist

govt prohib other 50%
[news] [concept]

"police Chief"2A Drug War Carol, page 18
 NSA/DEA/local PD - Spying and Lying Scandal

secret evidence 50%
[news] [concept]

"pulled over"1biblehub.com/luke/12-3.htm
Routine Traffic Stop? Anonymous Tip? - DEA Manual Coaches Government Prosecutors to Lie in Court to Evade Truth about NSA Tapping Domestic Phone Content, to Bust People for Pot (2014)
Justice Dept to Notify Defendants on Surveillance (2013)
reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/u...
DEA SOD (Special Operations Division)
privacysos.org/node/1291
Brady disclosure
Fruit of the poisonous tree
takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/201...
sjlendman.blogspot.ca/2013/09/ns...
NSA Listening to Rumrunners During Prohibition I (2014)
All Your Communications in Eternal Dragnet, Searched for Keywords (2014)
How NSA, DEA and Your Local Police Illegally Collude to use Wiretap Content, to Bust You for Pot (2014)
https://pressfreedomfoundation.org
Secret Police Search Engine for DEA/NSA/Local PD - Target: Your Real-Time Wiretap Transcripts (2014)
Secret Law (2016)
https://www.eff.org/action
 legalization
[news] [concept]
"legalizing marijuana" "legalizing the drug" "decriminalizing marijuana" "decriminalize" "decriminalizing" "legalize" "legalized"13mapinc.org/decrim.htm
 psychoactive plant

plants
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cannabis erowid.org/plants/plants.shtml
 intoxicant
[news] [concept]
cannabis  
medical_cannabis : cannabis for medical usemedical cannabis 50%
[news] [concept]
"marijuana use for medicinal"1medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/
drugwarfacts.org/medicalm.htm
mapinc.org/mmj.htm
mapinc.org/find?253
Cannabis Treats Anxiety, Depression And Activates Pathways That Regulate Emotional Behavior (2014)
The Flower (video cartoon)
cannabis : cannabis (marijuana) product or usecannabis
[news] [concept]
"marijuana" medical cannabis23Cannabis: Religious and Spiritual Uses
Cannabis-Driving Studies
MAPInc.org Cannabis Link DB
medicalmarijuanaprocon.org
cannabisculture.com
Schaffer Library: Marijuana
drugwarfacts.org/marijuan.htm
mapinc.org/pot.htm
U.S. Prisons Thriving on Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests (2013)
 various drugs 90%
[news] [concept]
"drug"3 
 incarceration
[news] [concept]
"jails"1Prison Hell in America (Stephen Lendman, Oct. 2011)
Understanding the U.S. Torture State
this is what a police state looks like
Torture and the United States
drugwarfacts.org/cms/Prisons and...
aclu.org/combating-mass-incarcer...
november.org
mapinc.org/prison.htm
hermes-press.com/prisons drugs.htm
US Official Prison Policy: Encourage Men's Rape (2014)
Profit Driven Prison Industrial Complex (2012)
The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal
Sing a Little Louder
Prison Rape Widely Ignored by Authorities
thedailysheeple.com/prisons-are-...
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
 youth 70%
[news] [concept]
propaganda theme5 ssdp.org/
mapinc.org/youth.htm
 school
[news] [concept]
"school" "University"3ssdp.org/
 aggrandizing government

aggrandizement
[news] [concept]

"officials" "official"2Statism: the Most Dangerous Religion (2014 video)
What is Statism?
Conservapedia: Statism
Wikipedia: Statolatry
lewrockwell.com/2014/07/thomas-d...
Bought Priesthood
Worship of the U. S. Government (2011)
Bureaucratic Thrust
Tyranny of Experts
The Threat of Authority (2012)
The Media As Enablers of Government Lies
The Statist Mindset (Jacob Hornberger, 2011)
Thinking Critically about Experts and Authority
'Scientific' evidence for FDA-approved drugs isn't so scientific, it turns out (2014)
The Intellectual Gravy Train (2015)
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msm 50%
[news] [concept]

mockingbird Mainstream Media
whowhatwhy.org/2014/04/09/media-...
archive.lewrockwell.com/orig14/a...
Michael Levine, Mainstream Media: The Drug War Shills
beforeitsnews.com/alternative/20...
Mainstream Media: The Most Significant Threat To Freedom
msm.rt.com/
sputniknews.com/europe/20160225/...
 Mockingbird / Wurlitzer; US intel-controlled media

mockingbird 50%
[news] [concept]

assoc press Operation Mockingbird - Mighty Wurlitzer
carlbernstein.com/magazine cia a...
US Media Conceals News (2013)
Two of the Largest American Newspapers Opine in Favor of Allowing States to Legalize Marijuana (2012)
reuters.com/article/2014/07/27/u...
https://web.archive.org/web/2013...
Propaganda 101: Operation Mockingbird Continues (2015)
 assoc press 50%
[news] [concept]
"AP"2carlbernstein.com/magazine cia a...
Associated Press (AP) - Mockingbird / Wurlitzer

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    assoc_press concept - AP - Associated Press - long linked with "Mighty Wurlitzer" intel ops like, "Operation Mockingbird"
    mockingbird concept - documented US intel controlled media: newspapers, tv, radio - various press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", etc.
    msm concept - mainstream media - corporate, government controlled press: newspaper, tv, radio, websites; press associated with known intel ops such as, "Operation Mockingbird", "Mighty Wurlitzer", Tavistock Institute, etc.
    aggrandizement concept - terms of aggrandizement (of government)
    school concept
    youth concept
    incarceration concept - Prisons, Jails and Probation
    various_drugs concept - general terms for drugs
    cannabis concept - cannabis (marijuana) product or use
    cannabis
    medical_cannabis concept - cannabis for medical use
    medical_cannabis
    intoxicant concept
    plants concept - Plants listed in this section are those which have been used by humans for their mind- or emotion-altering properties.
    legalization concept - drug decrim. or legalisaton
    secret_evidence concept - secret anti-drug (read: anti-pot) police trained to "recreate" -- lie about -- evidence in court, in order to hide wholesale NSA domestic spying on the people, and then lying about it; the laundering of espionage techniques -- listening to phone call content and net use -- to bust ordinary people in America for "drugs" -- pot --, under the guise of "fighting terror."
    govt_prohib_other concept - prohibitionist who gets (or has gotten in the past) a government paycheck or money to bolster prohibition, but mentioned in many non-drug-related articles, too
    drugs concept
    illegal_drugs concept - drugs of abuse, so-called
    propaganda_theme8 concept
    propaganda_theme8
    propaganda_theme7 concept - drug war propaganda theme: total prohibiton or access
    propaganda_theme7
    propaganda_theme5 concept - drug war propaganda theme: children corrupted by drugs
    propaganda_theme5
    propaganda_theme4 concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse, gateway
    propaganda_theme4
    use_is_abuse concept - drug war propaganda theme: all use is abuse
    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    propaganda_theme3
    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    propaganda_theme2
    explicit_propaganda concept - an explicit drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, system, or program
    explicit_propaganda
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drugwar_propaganda
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition