Criminal expungement and cannabis tax dollars: Sacramento’s Youth Forward puts children first

Earlier this year California passed a law which added language to the Health and Safety Code, expedites the identification, review, and notification of individuals who might be eligible for the dismissal, dismissal, and sealing, or redesignation of specified cannabis-related convictions. It’s a small, but a significant first step in addressing America’s decades-old war on drugs.

While the law is a crucial opportunity for those with cannabis convictions on their records, critics argue that it’s not without its issues. With the number of cannabis convictions in the state, the expungement of records is going to be a long and arduous process for California courts.

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