Cannabis criminal record relief: A Q&A with Katie Blakeman

The following article appeared in Smile Politely on May 21, 2019 Just a couple of weeks ago, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the details of a much anticipated and expected bill to legalize cannabis in the state of Illinois. Champaign County Circuit Clerk Katie Blakeman has seen it coming, and has been a part of the process as considerations are made for those who have been convicted of marijuana-related offenses. She is a co-chair of the Illinois Association of Circuit Clerks, and was invited to be on the Criminal Justice Working Group to help inform legislators as they write their cannabis legalization bill. They were looking to her to be sure the law will expunge the records of people pre

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