Pennsylvania Governor Approves Cannabis Pardons

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf just furthered his already-pro-cannabis public persona by announcing a round of pardons that includes those charged for nonviolent, cannabis-related crimes. 

As of the time of this writing, Wolf has pardoned 310 people in total, and 69 of those people were part of a program that received expedited review in order to overturn their cannabis-related charges. The program is called the Expedited Review Program for Non-Violent Marijuana-Related Offenses, and it was instituted in 2019. 

“These pardons will give these 310 people a chance to put the conviction behind them, offering them more opportunities as they build careers, buy homes, and move on with their lives free of this burden,” Wolf said regarding the pardons he recently approved and announced. “In particular, the nonviolent marijuana convictions-associated pardons have been expedited to make what was a years-long process now a matter of months.”

Of the pardons considered so far, Wolf denied 13 and held six to be reviewed further. He has also made history for signing a lot of pardons during his time in office. He has signed 1,559 since 2015, which is more than any of his peers nationwide from the last 20 years. Since the implementation of the

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