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Illinois Governor Vacates Half a Million Past Marijuana Convictions, Records Expunged


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“Statewide, Illinoisans hold hundreds of thousands of low-level cannabis-related records, a burden disproportionately shouldered by communities of color.”

 

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Democratic Governor JB Pritzker of Illinois last week issued over 500,000 expungements and pardons for individuals with past, low-level marijuana convictions.

 

“Statewide, Illinoisans hold hundreds of thousands of low-level cannabis-related records, a burden disproportionately shouldered by communities of color,” said Gov. Pritzker in a statement. “We will never be able to fully remedy the depth of that damage. But we can govern with the courage to admit the mistakes of our past—and the decency to set a better path forward.”

 

The announcement comes exactly one year after Pritzker issued an initial slew of pardons on the eve of the enactment of legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis sales.

 

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The long read: More and more wealthy CEOs are pledging to give away parts of their fortunes – often to help fix problems their companies caused. Some call this ‘philanthrocapitalism’, but is it just corporate hypocrisy?

 

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Warren Buffett is famous for investing The Right Way. He even has a television cartoon in the works, which will groom the next generation of acolytes. But it turns out a good chunk of his fortune is dependent on taxpayer largess. Were it not for government bailouts, for which Buffett lobbied hard, many of his company's stock holdings would have been wiped out.

 

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Just now, Remarkableriots said:

Why exclude him? Since 2006 he has donated $37 Billion to charities.

First, charity is a scam used to launder reputations and reduce tax burden by reducing taxable income and by reducing pressure for government to step in and act as a social safety net (which would require taxes on the wealthy)

 

 

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