More than 500,000 individuals are arrested each year for marijuana-related offenses.
As many as 60% of ex-prisoners are unemployed one year after their release from prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Canadians have a lot to celebrate, as the country is now one of only a few in the world to legalize cannabis. But for those with pot possession convictions, they’ll still be waiting for the opportunity to even apply for a pardon
In an indicative move, a Seattle judged recently moved to vacate misdemeanor pot violations ranging from 1996 to 2010.
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