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     January 11, 2021      #47-11 KDJ
 

Most of Kankakee County's low-level pot

By Jeff Bonty
jbonty@daily-journal.com


KANKAKEE — Many low-level marijuana convictions in Kankakee County have been expunged as part of the state’s Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act of 2019.

Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe said the state expunged the majority of the convictions effective Dec. 31, 2020.

On that day, Gov. JB Pritzker issued 9,219 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions. He also announced the Illinois State Police had expunged all eligible records at the state level for marijuana related arrests.

By Jeff Bonty
jbonty@daily-journal.com


KANKAKEE — Many low-level marijuana convictions in Kankakee County have been expunged as part of the state’s Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act of 2019.

Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe said the state expunged the majority of the convictions effective Dec. 31, 2020.

On that day, Gov. JB Pritzker issued 9,219 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions. He also announced the Illinois State Police had expunged all eligible records at the state level for marijuana related arrests.

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