(WEHT)- Illinois’ Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that more than 492,000 non-felony marijuana related arrests have been expunged at the state level. Pritzker also issued pardons for more than 9,000 low-level cannabis convictions.
This comes four years before the deadline set in the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act signed by the governor in 2019. The state and all counties have until 2025 to expunge marijuana arrest records.
(This story was originally published on December 31, 2020)