“Chicago Pot Ordinance In Effect: 11 Tickets Issued Over First Weekend” @ Huffington Post

Posted on August 8, 2012

August 7, 2012: “Chicago’s brand new marijuana ticketing ordinance went into effect over the weekend, leaving 11 alleged pot smokers with a big bill to pay.

Chicago police officers wrote 11 tickets since the ordinance became enforceable on Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The paper reports that the tickets were issued throughout the city, none of them at or near the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park, despite some speculation that the two coinciding events could have led to a surge of tickets — or, more accurately, arrests. Because the festival took place on city Park District property, arrests were still allowable and the ordinance didn’t technically apply…………………..”

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