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    Coders Help Bring Speedy Relief to Illinois Pot Convictions

    Working hand and hand with California coders, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday the creation of a partnership with Code for America to expunge tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions. NBC 5’s Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 30, 2019)

    State officials have authorized 26 businesses to provide health and safety training to operators who dispense cannabis in Illinois.

    The Department of Financial and Professional Regulation announced the list of "responsible vendors" on Tuesday. They are based in Cook, Lake, Kane, DuPage, Will and Sangamon counties and from Iowa, Texas and Florida.

    A statement from the agency said "at least half" of the approved providers are minority-owned.

    Marijuana use by adults will be legal starting Jan. 1. Operators of retail outlets must be trained on properly dispensing cannabis, checking buyers' identification, identifying signs of impairment because of marijuana use and other health and security concerns.

    Kim Foxx Announces Partnership To Expunge Low-Level Marijuana Convictions.

    [CHI] Kim Foxx Announces Partnership To Expunge Low-Level Marijuana Convictions.

    Working hand and hand with California coders, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx announced Tuesday the creation of a partnership with Code for America to expunge tens of thousands of low-level marijuana convictions.

     

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019)

    Those operating existing medical cannabis outlets must receive the training by Nov. 30 ahead of general legalization.

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