"States have been ending cannabis prohibition since 2012, but it’s only recently that states are tackling social justice in the same policy.

More states and municipalities, like California, are passing legislation to expunge criminal records for those with prior cannabis possession convictions, reversing the reality those individuals face when applying for employment, social benefits, even housing.

Now, legislators in New Jersey — which could pass a recreational bill as early as this fall — have made record expungement for cannabis-related crimes a focus of the policy, which has been introduced, formatted, and revised into several different bills. [Read more...]"