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Only 44 Canadians Granted Cannabis Pardons Under New System

…so far.

Chicago to Clear Thousands of Cannabis Arrests During Legalization

In Illinois, about 770,000 arrests and convictions, representing about 314,000 people, must be automatically expunged. A San Francisco technology company says it's up to the task.

NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill

Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed parts of a bill to expunge low-level cannabis convictions, arguing they didn’t do enough to address the ravages of the drug war.

New York City Court Seals 360 Cannabis Cases

In a city where 17,000 people typically get arrested every year for cannabis, sealing 360 cases seems like a small first step.

Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan

Automatic expungements and rescheduling included. But no federal adult use legalization.

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.

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