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Illinois officials say they’ve expunged 500,000 cannabis convictions

Gov. J.B. Pritzker pardoned 9,210 low-level marijuana convictions. Illinois police erased 492,000 others.
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America’s longest-serving cannabis prisoner enjoys first days of freedom

After serving 31 years, 71-year-old Richard DeLisi enjoyed a Jack’s cheeseburger and breakfast with his son.
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