California uses algorithm to scrub thousands of cannabis convictions

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California Cleaning Marijuana is  now legal  in California, but an estimated one million people in the state still suffer the consequences of past cannabis convictions. Now, a new algorithm is making it far easier for Californians to have those convictions stricken from their records,  according to  BBC News  — thereby eliminating the barriers that accompany a criminal record. “We live in a technological age,” justice reform advocate Jay Jordan told the  BBC .

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