The governor of Illinois has erased nearly 500,000 cannabis-related criminal records in the state. J B Pritzker cleared the state’s non-felony marijuana cases, along with 9,219 low-level cannabis convictions to start 2021. The Democratic politician signed legislation in 2019 legalizing recreational marijuana use in Illinois, which started last year. That allowed for almost 770,000 state residents to have marijuana-related offenses expunged, which sees a record of criminal conviction destroyed or sealed from state or federal records. The governor had said it could take four years to work through the cases, but announced that nearly 500,000 had been thrown out heading into 2021.

SpeedWeed, 01/02/2021 21:25:00

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