On Monday, the governor of Michigan signed legislation that would allow people with low-level marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. She also approved several additional bills to more generally expand the record clearing process for other types of convictions. Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) held a signing ceremony for the criminal justice reform package, which she said would give more people a clean slate and prevent long-term consequences associated with having a criminal record. The cannabis-specific bill would allow people to apply for expungements for misdemeanor marijuana convictions for the activity that is no longer considered illegal since the state legalized the plant in 2018.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 10/12/2020 13:08:45