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Recreational cannabis was legalized in Illinois two years ago. But equity is still a big problem. Gov. Pritzker promised licenses for — and revenue from — recreational pot would go to Black and brown neighborhoods disproportionately affected by drug-related offenses and convictions. But the majority of licenses are currently held
Let’s face it, every day is 420 for you but during April you get a little bit more excited and you get the good stuff to get high with your buds. Outdoing yourself from last year is always a must and we’ve got the perfect ways to help you do so.
Beth Johnson of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation & New Leaf Illinois joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how people can still remove low-level marijuana arrests or convictions from their records if they haven’t done so. Click here to listen to story
New Leaf Illinois is a network of legal aid and advocacy organizations across the state that offer free legal services to those who qualify.
Taking the first step to improve one’s potential in life is often the hardest. But with New Leaf Illinois, the first step is easy. Anyone with a cannabis conviction should go to newleafillinois.org. Here, they will find a simple form to fill out. All information provided is covered under the attorney-client privilege and is entirely confidential. After a legal aid professional reviews the case, the applicant will be contacted about next steps.
Just before the new year, Gov. JB Pritzker announced his administration expunged nearly 500,000 cannabis arrest records and issued thousands of pardons for low-level marijuana convictions. Reset digs into what this move means for the people affected and how Illinois’ cannabis law measures up after one year of implementation. GUESTS:
(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
SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker issued 9,219 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Thursday, New Year’s Eve, while announcing the Illinois State Police had expunged all eligible records at the state level for marijuana related arrests. Since the passage of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act in 2019, Pritzker has
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