State officials approved procedures in 2019 permitting those with low-level marijuana possession convictions to seek unconditional pardons.
A1897 / S2535 would remove penalties for the possession of up to six ounces of marijuana and the distribution of up to one ounce.
Companion bills A21 / S21 would allow adults 21 and older to legally possess and purchase up to one ounce of marijuana.
Find out when each ballot initiative goes into effect, with regard to new possession penalties, application and licensing processes, and other relevant dates.
Question 1 appears on the back of the ballot. So, as we turn the page on marijuana prohibition this November, please remember to (quite literally) turn the page on your mail-in ballot!
Here’s how it goes: first, you must fill in the bubble to “vote for approval of either.” Then, under the header “vote for one,” fill in the bubble in support of Measure No. 65.
However, unless the patient is a child, developmentally disabled, terminally ill, receiving hospice care, or housebound, the patient must have had at least one previous in-person visit with the recommending physician.
HB 4982 explicitly permits those convicted of one or more misdemeanor marijuana offenses to file a petition with the court to have their criminal record set aside.