Illinois pardons over 11,000 people for low-level marijuana offenses
As CNN reports, the Governor of Illinois has decided to issue pardons for over 11,000 citizens of the state who have been convicted of low-level marijuana offenses. This action comes simultaneously with the legalization of weed for all adults in Illinois, making it the eleventh state to do so. CNN writes, “The law is also intended to help people held back from jobs, housing and financial aid for college because of drug convictions, according to state officials.” Now that marijuana is legal, it only makes sense for the people who were punished for it in the past to get some kind of leeway or reparations.
Furthermore, as CNN notes:
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