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Old 06-01-2019, 02:42 PM
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Default Illinois Set To Expunge Up To 770,000 Marijuana Convictions

Yesterday Illinois passed their budget and it included legalizing recreational marijuana among other things. The big thing here however, is that the legislation will include the expungement of many criminal records, which will help a lot of people move forward with their lives and get jobs, etc. when they may not have otherwise been able to. It also gives the Governor the ability to grant clemency to anyone.

While, I'm against the legalization of pot, I knew this day was coming and am happy to see that our state at least is looking to have it go hand in hand with some sort of prison reform, which appears to be the first state bill passed of this sort.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabi...-to-buy-amount
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