On Thursday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis pardoned 1,351 people for minor marijuana possession crimes, The Hill reported.

Apart from granting individuals pardons for drug charges by inking an executive order, Polis also lifted lifting three commutations and fifteen other individual pardons for prisoners.

The move follows the governor signing a bill – House Bill 1090 – in May that doubled the marijuana possession limit for adults 21 and older.

That piece of legislation not only increased cannabis possession limit but also sought to identify people with prior convictions for up to 2 ounces of pot possession and clear their records.

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