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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.

California Lawmakers OK Free Cannabis

Compassion programs, equity programs, and automatic expungement get green light in Sacramento

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.