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This new technology will automatically reverse thousands of marijuana convictions

  • Code for America, develops a new technology designed to automatically expunge cannabis records called Clear My Record
  • ” Clear My Record’s technology is so efficient that those possessing criminal records can have their cannabis records cleared without lifting a finger, or even being aware that the process is underway. The technology is also useful in reviewing cannabis felonies, for which the process of expungement is longer and more complicated.”

Previously, getting your record cleared was a tiring and complicated process.

When California voters legalized recreational marijuana in November 2016, they also passed a measure which permits people with cannabis offenses to either clear their records completely or downgrade their offenses. The measure, in theory, stands to benefit hundreds of thousands in the state, but few have taken advantage of it because, up until now, the process has been confusing and often expensive.

Now, a new technology designed to automatically expunge cannabis records may change that. The initiative—called the Clear My Record program—is being led by Code for America, a non-profit organization that harnesses modern technology to make the relationship between the government and the public more easy to navigate. It aims to clear 250,000 cannabis convictions in California…

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