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City of Cleveland Pivots After Attempt at Expunging Low-Level Marijuana Convictions Hits Legal Snag

By Vince Grzegorek

City leaders including Mayor Justin Bibb and city council president Blaine Griffin remain committed to getting rid of minor marijuana convictions from the records of thousands of Clevelanders, but the process will be different than they first intended. Bibb, Griffin and others last month arrived at the Justice Center carrying boxes of filings seeking to expunge cases for around 4,000 residents convicted of minor marijuana possession in the city since 2017...

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