Ep. 210: New York’s Weed Law Aims For A True Clean Slate
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Earlier this year, New York joined the growing list of states to legalize recreational marijuana. But the Empire State’s law goes a step further by automatically expunging hundreds of thousands of cannabis-related criminal convictions, offering a clean slate to those hampered by aggressive enforcement in the past. Law360 reporter Marco Poggio joins the show this week to break down the impact of this provision, the challenges that lie ahead, and the likelihood of other states following New York’s lead. Also this week: intrigue in Florida where a federal judge ordered a new trial after learning government prosecutors had deliberately spied on defense strategy meetings; and a huge jury award for a former Walmart employee fired after the company refused to accommodate her disability.
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