Last week, Los Angeles County and San Joaquin County jointly announced that they would be partnering with Code for America to automate the clearance of more than 50,000 cannabis convictions rendered eligible under Proposition 64 (a.k.a. the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative). It’s a process that may just revolutionize the way that records are cleared in the future.

“There’s no action required by the person with the criminal record. There’s no hearing required, no petitions required that somebody would have to go to court to follow,” said Alia Toran-Burrell, senior program manager for Clear My Record at Code for America. “We’re automating this process and putting the onus on the government instead of the person.”

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