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Across Gender, Race, and Party, More Americans Than Ever Support Cannabis Legalization

A new national poll has found record support for legalizing cannabis in the US and limiting the impact of nonviolent criminal convictions.

The Roll-Up Bonus Ep: Got a Cannabis Conviction? Seattle’s DA Will Erase It

9 years ago Pete Holmes stopped prosecuting cannabis offenses. Now he's erasing them.

Top New York Lawmaker: Expunge Convictions if Cannabis Goes Legal

"If we're going to get to the point that it's going to be legal, why should people still have trouble getting jobs and have a record for something that is legal?"

Free Help for Californians Looking to Expunge Cannabis Convictions

Trying to get rid of a past California cannabis conviction? The Drug Policy Alliance is hosting a free event in San Bernardino this weekend to help get you started.

The Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty Fights to Right Prohibition’s Wrongs

The Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty is making sure the government can’t continue to deal in erratic hypocrisy, but must actually address the systemic and oppressive failings of prohibition.

Algorithm Will Help San Francisco DA Wipe out Cannabis Convictions

San Francisco is partnering with a nonprofit to proactively wipe out thousands of cannabis convictions using a computer algorithm.

Everybody Talks About Expunging Drug Convictions. Here’s How Seattle Did It

Seattle’s move, which could clear convictions for 542 people, comes as cities in other legal cannabis states consider similar action to undo the wrongs of America's drug war.

California Scrambles to Speed Sluggish Expungement Process

A year after a law took affect allowing people to erase old cannabis convictions, nearly a million people still have criminal records more tarnished than they deserve.

Philadelphia DA Drops Cannabis Cases, Joining National Trend

Philly will no longer prosecute cannabis possession cases. Similar policies were recently enacted in Houston and Brooklyn.

DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions

San Francisco's DA is proactively expunging cannabis convictions, but other counties are waiting for people to come forward before acting.

‘Trading a Constitutional Right for Pain Relief’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From entrepreneurial Girl Scouts to enlightened gun lovers, here are the week's notable cannabis quotables.

As Seattle Vacates Misdemeanor Convictions, County Mulls Action on Felonies

On the heels of similar moves in California and Colorado, Seattle officials say they will move to vacate hundreds of misdemeanor convictions for cannabis possession.

‘Democracy Dies in Dankness’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Trumpy typos to expunged convictions, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

California Prosecutors Dropping, Reducing Cannabis Convictions

San Francisco and San Diego are moving to erase thousands of marijuana convictions en masse, a step that could prove life-changing for some and could especially help minorities.

San Francisco to Wipe out Thousands of Cannabis Convictions

District Attorney George Gascon said his office will dismiss nearly 3,000 misdemeanor cases and review nearly 5,000 felony cases for possible action.

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