Illinois Gets Closer to Passing a Bill to Expunge Cannabis Convictions

In 2016, the state of Illinois debated the idea of legalizing cannabis – but in the end they settled on decriminalization. The bill that ended up being signed into law made 10 grams or less of marijuana a civil infraction, rather than a misdemeanor criminal offense, which negated jail time and replaced it with a fine ranging from $100-200. However, it did not specify what would happen to those who had been convicted of a marijuana possession charge that was prior to the implementation of the 2016 law. It seems that they are aiming to fix this oversight this...

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