People with criminal record get a possible second chance

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Giving people a second chance, that was the goal of a clinic held in Lansing.

It’s part of ‘National Expungement week’, it’s a time to educate people on how to clear their records when it comes to small-time crimes.

According to the Cannabis Legal Group, in 2017 more than 20,000 people in Michigan were arrested on low-level marijuana offenses.

Some of the people at the clinic, were convicted of minor drug offenses and they served time in jail.

They say, convictions prevented them from finding a job, from volunteering at schools, and even traveling.

Most people are just excited to get their lives back.

“I can get a gun, I can travel outside of the country, I can do things I cant do now. I have always wanted to travel and i cant, it will be nice to own a gun. So i can hand it down to my grandkids and teach them how to hunt” said Dwight Grawl.

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