(The Center Square) – Using a $1.6 million appropriation from the state, the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation recently created New Leaf Illinois, an initiative to help individuals get criminal records related to marijuana expunged. By applying on New Leaf Illinois’ website, individuals can be connected with legal aid from 20 non-profit organizations to help them through the process. More than 700,000 people could be eligible for cannabis expungement, Gray Mateo-Harris, partner at Fox Rothschild law firm and board member for the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, said.
State-funded program helps people expunge marijuana convictions
The Center Square - January 4th, 2021