Colorado to pardon cannabis convictions

The governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, has signed a bill to approve official pardons for people with minor cannabis convictions. The pardons will apply to those with historic convictions for possessing under 2 ounces of cannabis. The move is intended to address inequalities in Colorado’s cannabis industry. Historically, black people have been disproportionately targeted for drugs arrests and the resultant convictions prevent many from working in Colorado’s cannabis industry.