Illinois working on the most complete marijuana conviction removal plans in the country.

Our state is pushing hard to the legalization of recreational marijuana.

There are a lot more issues surrounding the plan that has delayed an immediate law reversal.

One of the main concerns is citizens in jail surviving time for weed-related convictions. If the substance is made legal, then those people no longer broke the law. How does Illinois plan on handling that?

According to pjstar.com,

"Illinois would enact one of the nation’s most comprehensive plans for expunging marijuana-related convictions if a bill pending in the General Assembly and supported by Gov. JB Pritzker becomes law."

"The current proposal in the Illinois General Assembly would allow for expungement of records involving convictions for possession of far more than 1 ounce of marijuana. The bill would legalize possession of not more than 1 ounce. Among convictions eligible for expungement would be misdemeanor possession of up to 3.5 ounces of cannabis and Class 4 felony possession of up to 17.6 ounces or more than 1 pound."

"Illinois would go farther than California in at least one respect when it comes to helping people clear records and reduce barriers to employment, education, and housing. People shouldn’t be branded for life for conduct that others are making millions of dollars from now."

We are witnessing history being made in the government.


 

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