Thousands in Illinois are still eligible to have their criminal records wiped clean. Recreational marijuana was legalized on January 1, 2020. For hundreds of thousands of people, that meant a chance to clear the slate. Shortly after the bill was signed in 2019, the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council estimated at least 572,000 minor cannabis offenses would be automatically expunged. Another around 119,000 could either be pardoned by petition or go through an expungement process. For the people behind these charges, vacating could be a life-changer, opening up more access to jobs, higher education, and even places to live.

Mmp News Author, Medical Marijuana Program Connection, 09/16/2021 23:32:00

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