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Birmingham to pardon 15,000 with marijuana convictions

The pardons will eliminate convictions for marijuana possession from criminal records from 1990 through 2020 but do not affect pending cases, said a news release. A pardon also does not cancel fines, fees or other costs linked to a marijuana conviction.

“Reforming policy surrounding cannabis not only serves our state in producing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, but is an important step in reducing arrests and expunging records. Nobody should be sitting in jail for carrying a little bit of weed,” [Rep. Chris England] said in a statement.

Original Article (ABC News):
Birmingham to pardon 15,000 with marijuana convictions
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