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Art by Lia Kantrowitz/Photo via ImageStock/Getty Images Plus Yirtuamlak Fentaw was awake and clear-eyed at 5 AM on Saturday. The event offering a chance to clear his criminal record didn’t start until ten, but he was too anxious and excited to go back to sleep. A Compton resident by way of St. Louis, Fentaw hit a rough patch about a decade ago after being arrested for the sale and transportation of marijuana, he recalled. Although he had a few previous felonies on his record, none were as serious as the weed charge, he said, which fell just below the threshold of trafficking in terms of severity. In and out of prison until 2011, Fentaw has finally put some distance between himself and incarceration. The Best Part of Legal Weed Is Erasing Your Criminal History

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