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Illinois Lawmakers Partner with Nonprofit to Expunge Cannabis Convictions

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Cook County officials estimate the process will be complete by 2021. At a news conference on Tuesday, law enforcement officials from Illinois' Cook County announced that they would be collaborating with Code For America to initiate expungement proceedings for possession charges of up to 30 grams of cannabis. Here's a quote from the announcement courtesy Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx, which we hope is heard 'round the world: "It is prosecutors who were part of the war on drugs, we were p...

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