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Eight Forty-Eight

Frank Main investigates the ins and outs of Chicago's marijuana culture

Chicago Ald. Danny Solis introduced an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana possession this week. If the legislation passed, people caught carrying a small amount of the drug would pay a fine rather than face arrest. However, possession only represented one part of the overall marijuana economy in Chicago. The city has become a drug trafficking hub for cartels operating out of Mexico and medical marijuana growers out West also got in on the action. Chicago Sun-Times reporter Frank Main has been investigating marijuana in Chicago in a four-part series. He joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about his reporting. Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun-Times reporter Frank Main’s third installment in his series on marijuana was out Thursday.

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