Recreational cannabis has been legal in Illinois since January, but thousands of residents are still waiting for the state to clear past convictions from their records. Advocates say the process, which can take up to six years, creates barriers for housing and job opportunities.
Reset checks in with the Cannabis Equity Coalition of Illinois for more on the state’s cannabis rules. The group helps residents clear old marijuana-related charges by connecting them to free legal aid.
GUESTS: Regina Hernandez, attorney with Legal Aid Chicago
Akele Parnell, program counsel for the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights