After Illinois Makes Marijuana Legal, Governor Expunges Over 11,000 Weed Convictions

Maria Perez
Jan 10, 2020 - 8:20

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker granted more than 11,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Tuesday, one day before the state became the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana use for adults 21 years old and older.

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  • The state’s new marijuana legalization law known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act included 11,017 misdemeanor expungements in 92 counties, according to the governor’s office. Pritzker granted the pardon so individuals with misdemeanor cannabis convictions can find housing and jobs. There are more than 700,000 records that will be eligible to be...

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