The Columbia Chronicle

It is still illegal to smoke marijuana in public and on campus.

Cannabis comes to campus: High taxes and long lines are a buzzkill, students say

February 3, 2020

Editor’s note: The Chronicle refers to an anonymous source under the pseudonym of John Doe for the source’s legal protection from criminal punishment for selling cannabis.   By the time p...

Decriminalization may be road to legalization in Illinois

Decriminalization may be road to legalization in Illinois

By Savannah Eadens

February 19, 2018

Chicago police made fewer than 3,200 marijuana-related arrests in 2017—the lowest number since 1968, according to an analysis of Chicago Police Department data. While Illinois has made steady progr...

Herbal Notes is a supper club that serves cannabis-infused meals to educate the public on the benefits of marijuana. 

Chicagoan serves cannabis as conversation changer

December 4, 2017

Growing up in Chicago, Manny Mendoza had two primary interests: smoking pot and cooking.After recreational marijuana became legal in California in November 2016, Mendoza moved to San Diego, combined his t...

The largest National Restaurant Association Show hits the McCormick Place

May 27, 2017

The 98th annual National Restaurant Association Show was back in Chicago on May 20-23 at the McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive to serve up tasty dishes, fresh drinks and display the newest technology in...

Getting Down Under The Influence


February 9, 2016

  The phrase “sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll” has been in use since the ‘70s, but remove the rock ‘n’ roll and an all-too-common combination among today’s young adults is center-stage—one that can have harmful health effects. Lauren Zerbst, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in sex therapy, said young adults and college students are more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol during sex. “It’...

Cannabis lube to grease the way for further legalization



February 8, 2016

  THC in the bedroom is gaining momentum in states where marijuana is recreationally legal. Women and couples in California and Colorado have been riding high on Foria Pleasure, the first cannabis-base...

Greg Fenton, founder of Red Shelf, said that the company’s attitude toward content distribution is like Netflix for textbooks and educational material.

RedShelf platform promotes educational innovation

January 25, 2016

New print editions of textbooks are typically released every few years, but digital content distributor Red Shelf allows publishers to update their textbooks every semester based on the information students...

Marijuana dispensaries to open in Chicago and statewide

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

November 18, 2015

Medical marijuana dispensaries have opened across the state for the first time since Nov. 9 when the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program began. Among them was Dispensary 33, a medical marijuana dispensary located in the Andersonville/Uptown area at 5001 N. Clark St.Dispensary 33, which held an open house on November 14-15, is one of many 15 dispensaries in Illinois that sells medical marijuana to people with one of 30...

Iraq veteren, Blake Leitch, a veteren being featured in Operation: Route 66

Film brings attention to life of veterans

November 16, 2015

A father-son duo celebrated Veteran’s Day this year by previewing a feature-length film they produced about the issues American soldiers face when they return.Professional photographers Kurt Gerber and...

Alumna Suzanne Pearman remembered for her gift of words and humor

Suzanne Pearman, a 2012 cinema art + science alumna, died on Oct. 25.

By Lauren Kostiuk

November 9, 2015

Suzanne Pearman, a 2012 cinema art + science alumna, died Oct. 25 at the age of 25.Pearman was a poet, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, social media expert, humanitarian and filmmaker most recently enrolled in ...

Students Paul Abood and Jewell Donaldson help rebrand Lupe Fiasco’s nonprofit organization in “Agency,” a class in the Communication and Media Innovation Department that works with clients on their marketing needs.

Students help show go on with Lupe Fiasco nonprofit

April 6, 2015

Some marketing students will receive a real-life “Superstar” experience this semester.“Agency,” an 11-year-old class in the Communication and Media Innovation Department that pairs marketing st...

Neurological basis for munchies now less hazy

CB1 cells

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 2, 2015

The relationship between marijuana and the sudden hunger smokers experience is a little less hazy thanks to researchers at Yale University. Researchers have discovered the neurological basis for “the...

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