Vermont House Approves Bill Granting Automatic Expungement

The Vermont House of Representatives voted last week to approve a bill that would grant automatic expungement of low-level marijuana offenses while increasing the limits on the personal possession and cultivation of cannabis.  Under the measure (S. 234), convictions recorded prior to January 2021 for possession of up to two…

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Restorative Justice Advocates Prepare For National Expungement Week

People with convictions for minor cannabis offenses and other low-level crimes will have access to services to help them clear their records at free events scheduled to take place across the nation later this month. More than 40 events designed to provide legal aid and related services have been planned…

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Are Expungement Clinics The Solution To The US Weed Industry’s Brain Drain?

Are Expungement Clinics The Solution To The US Weed Industry’s Brain Drain? Last October 17, Canada legalized recreational weed and became the biggest national cannabis marketplace in the world. But just like any other industry, Canada’s cannabusinesses need top talent. Who better to serve them than cannabis workers in Colorado,…

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Virginia Senate passes bill allowing expungement of first-time marijuana charges

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 pm By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would allow people charged for the first time with possession of marijuana to later have the charge expunged. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports…

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Canadians Support Expungement of Marijuana Criminal Records

A recent poll reveals that a majority of Canadians support expungement of marijuana criminal records. It has certainly been interesting to follow the national trends in our northern neighbor Canada for cannabis legislation and overall public opinion about cannabis as we try to navigate this territory in the United States.…

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Missouri Governor Signs Bill That Allows for Expungement of Many Marijuana Convictions

Jay Nixon, the Governor of Missouri, quietly became a marijuana hero this week by signing into law Senate Bill 558, all while looking like a dad who will never be proud of you. The law will allow the records of almost every marijuana-related conviction in the Missouri state and municipal courts…

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Politician Announces Legislation To Provide Pathway For Expungement Of Certain Marijuana Offenses

Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) announced plans to introduce legislation reinforcing steps taken by Oregon to legalize and provide a clean start for certain marijuana offenses. The Clean Slate for Marijuana Offenses Act of 2015, to be introduced on Tuesday, creates a pathway for the following two groups of federal…

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