Illinois Expunges Nearly Half a Million Marijuana-Related Arrest Records

  Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the state expunged nearly half a million non-felony marijuana-related arrest records just before the new year. The governor also announced thousands of low-level cannabis convictions were pardoned. “Statewide, Illinoisans hold hundreds of thousands low-level cannabis-related records, a burden disproportionately shouldered by communities of color,” Pritzker said in a statement.“We will never be able to fully remedy the depth of that damage. But we can govern with the courage to admit the mistakes of our past — and the decency to set a better path…

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