IVI-IPO Far North Chapter
presents a forum on
PRISON FOR POSESSION?
Medical Marijuana and
Fine not Imprison for Posession
Monday, September 12, 6:30 p.m.
at the Loyola Park Field House
1230 W Greenleaf Ave, Chicago
"Low-level drug charges, ten grams or less, tend to get thrown out in court. If people
don’t make bail, they spend five to 21 days in county jail […] We’re dealing with addiction by
criminalizing it instead of treating it …"
- Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
At this meeting the Far North Chapter voted to support two pieces of legislation:
State Representative Lou Lang
chief sponsor of medical marijuana legislation.
State Representative Kelly Cassidy
chief sponsor of legislation to provide amnesty for
people who seek emergency care for a drug overdose.
Judge Jamie Shapiro
Circuit Court of Cook County
House Bill 0030: Medical Cannabis
Senate Bill 1701 Drug Overdose Immunity
The chapter also voted to endorse decriminalization of marijuana possession.
Decriminalization does not mean legalization, it simply means that those caught
will face a ticket and fine instead of the possibility of prison.