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The Full Story: Clearing The Record - Expunging Marijuana Related Convictions

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Under the new marijuana laws in Connecticut and New York, people with certain cannabis convictions will have their records automatically expunged. And that could dramatically transform their lives. A criminal record can make it hard to get a job, find housing, and even get an education. This week on The Full Story, we’ll take a closer look at the expungement provision in the laws and the impact they will have on communities targeted by the war on drugs.

A conversation with guests:

  • Nia Adams, Membership & Community Coordinator at Long Island Progressive Coalition
  • Melissa Moore, State Director (New York) at The Drug Policy Alliance
  • Robyn Porter, Connecticut State Representative for Hamden and New Haven

The Full Story airs Friday at 7 p.m. on all WSHU frequencies.

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