The legislation, if enacted, would have shielded an estimated 200,000 low-level marijuana convictions from public view.
“Minor marijuana possession offenders, many of them young people, should not be saddled with a criminal record and the lifelong penalties and stigma associated with it.”
Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation permitting those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. “If an act has been decriminalized since a person was charged and paid their price for it, that person shouldn’t have to keep paying the price in the form of being denied jobs and other opportunities because of their criminal record,” bill sponsor Sen. Harold Metts said in a statement.
More Governors signed marijuana related legislation into law this week, and once again members of the US Senate have said ‘yes’ to marijuana law reform. Click here to get the latest news and to learn what you can do to take action.
There is long awaited news from Pennsylvania, as the Keystone State is poised to become the 24th state to permit medical cannabis access. and separate legislative efforts continue to move forward around the country. Click here to get this week’s latest in marijuana law reform!
Marijuana law reform efforts continue to move forward in numerous states! Click here for some of this week’s legislative highlights.
Legislation around the country continues to move forward and more measures are being introduced every day! We have updates from , Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, and Rhode Island. Click here to see what the latest in marijuana law reform is this week.