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National Expungement Week

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Even after an individual has served a sentence for a cannabis conviction, the resulting mark on their record can hinder future opportunities for housing, employment, education, public assistance, and voting rights.

But with the spread of cannabis legalization across the United States, there is a growing movement to expunge past convictions and allow people to move forward with their lives.

The second annual National Expungement Week (NEW) 2019 will take place from September 21-28 in 30 cities across the country, led by Equity First AllianceCage-Free Repair, and a coalition of more than three dozen organizations involved in the cannabis industry and matters of racial equity and reparative justice.

“Too many people are locked up in this country, and far too many people are still locked out of society long after they’ve completed their sentence,” said Cage-Free Repair Director of Programs Torie Marshall in a press release. “This week offers a way to provide legal relief and wraparound services to justice-impacted people and their families while calling for automated expungement.”