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Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like.

Coalition Wants Social Justice Baked Into Cannabis Legalization

On the eve of tomorrow's a Congressional hearing on legalization, civil liberties and human rights groups call for justice reform.

NJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis, Expungement Bills

Monday's votes come days after the Senate president said a bill legalizing cannabis for adults didn't have enough support to pass and he instead would pursue a 2020 referendum.

‘Legalization 2.0’: Social Equity Becomes a Key Question

Social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New Jersey, among other states weighing whether to allow the adult use of cannabis.

New Washington Law Will Erase Old Cannabis Convictions

Under the new law, judges are required to grant requests to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession charges that occurred before the drug was legalized.

Los Angeles to Erase 50,000 Criminal Cannabis Convictions

Los Angeles-area prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 50,000 past criminal cannabis convictions.

Baltimore Prosecutor Files Rare Petition to Erase Cannabis Convictions

The action by the Baltimore State's Attorney comes the same week she announced her office will no longer prosecute any cannabis possession cases, regardless of quantity.

Baltimore Will No Longer Prosecute Cannabis Possession Cases

The state's attorney in Baltimore says her office will not prosecute any marijuana possession cases, regardless of quantity or an individual's prior criminal record.

What Are You Smoking? Episode 67: Talking Expungement with Cage-Free Cannabis

Adam Vine of Cage-Free Cannabis joins the show to talk about how brands can help make it easier to get cannabis-related criminal charges expunged from people's records, and why they should.

Denver Unveils New System for Clearing Cannabis Convictions

The program requires people to fill out an online form or attend an event. Prosecutors will then seek court approval to dismiss the convictions and seal court records.

Washington Gov. Inslee to Pardon 3,500 Cannabis Convictions

Gov. Jay Inslee's Marijuana Justice Initiative will wipe the slate clean for thousands with misdemeanor possession convictions.

Denver Officials Want to Erase Low-Level Cannabis Offenses

City officials are still working on a plan to review the low-level convictions deemed eligible, an estimated 10,000 convictions between 2001 and 2013.

Boulder Moves to Cancel out Past Cannabis Convictions

Boulder County Assistant District Attorney Ken Kupfner said it was a matter of "fundamental fairness" given that possession of marijuana is no longer illegal.

National Expungement Week Cleans Up Records Across US

Several organizations are offering free legal advice in 13 cities to help people remove cannabis convictions from their records.

Brooklyn DA’s Plan Could Erase Thousands of Cannabis Convictions

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said on Friday that his office will allow nearly 20,000 low-level cannabis convictions to be wiped away.

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