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Massachusetts looks to pardon marijuana convictions

Gov. Maura Healey announces she is taking executive action to pardon misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions in Massachusetts during a press conference on the steps of the State House grand staircase. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Gov. Maura Healey announces she is taking executive action to pardon misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions in Massachusetts during a press conference on the steps of the State House grand staircase. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Massachusetts is on the verge of pardoning people with marijuana-related convictions.

State officials say the decision this week is the most far-reaching action taken since the Biden Administration pardoned low-level federal cannabis offenses in 2022.

WBUR’s Simón Rios reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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