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“City Council Approves Pot Tickets Over Arrests;” The Smokers Club are coming to Bottom Lounge

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The Chicago City Council Wednesday voted 43-3 to approve a new city pot policy.
The ordinance gives police the option to issue a ticket for possession of 15 grams of marijuana or less. Arrests would still be mandated for anyone caught smoking pot in public or possessing marijuana in or near a school or in or near a park. The new rules go into effect Aug. 4.

Ald. Danny Solis (25th), who introduced the proposal last fall, called it a “monumental ordinance” that will have “a definite impact.”

“I don’t have any problem with people arresting somebody as far as a crime,” Solis said, “but when this arrest basically turns out to be where nothing happens … I have to seriously look at what we’re doing.”

Supporters of the ordinance, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said issuing tickets frees up cops for more serious crime and ultimately will save the police department about $1 million.

“This is about being efficient and realistic,” said Ald. John Pope (10th). [NBC Chicago]

The Smokers Club One Hazy Summer Tour, which urges you to “bring ya’ lungs with ya’,” is set to arrive at the Bottom Lounge on July 20. This time around, The Smokers Club includes Three 6 Mafia‘s Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Fat Trel, Smoke DZA, Cashius Green with Pheo, Joey Bada$$ (who Andrew just talked about) with Pro Era, Short Stop, and Corner Boy P. Advance tickets are on sale.

Speaking of Juicy J, Three 6 Mafia are here to play Metro tonight (6/28). YP, GLC, and Mikey Rocks will act as main support, and tickets are still available.

All Smokers Club tour dates are listed below, along with some song streams.


Juicy J – “Knock U Out” (feat. & prod. by Big K.R.I.T.)


Fat Trel – “Paper Bag Magic” (prod. by Khan)


Smoke DZA – “Ashtray” (feat. Domo Genesis & ScHoolBoy Q; prod. by Harry Fraud)


Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era – 1999


THE SMOKERS CLUB – ONE HAZY SUMMER TOUR
07-13 Philadelphia, PA – The Blockley
07-14 Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theater
07-15 Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Theater
07-17 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
07-18 Akron, OH – Club Sleep
07-19 Toledo, OH – Omni Midwest
07-20 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
07-21 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07-22 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
07-23 Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
07-25 Denver, CO – Cervantis
07-28 Seattle, WA – Neumos
07-29 Whistler, BC – Garfinkles
07-30 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
08-01 San Francisco, CA – The Regency
08-03 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
08-04 Santa Ana, CA – Observatory
08-05 Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
08-08 Oklahoma City, OK – Farmers Market
08-09 Dallas, TX – Trees
08-11 Austin, TX – Beauty Ballroom
08-12 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
08-14 Jackson, MS – Hal & Mals
08-17 Miami, FL – Grand Central
08-18 Orlando, FL – Beacham
08-19 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
08-21 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08-22 Greensboro, NC – Greene Street
08-23 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore

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