Oregon: Governor Signs Law To Vacate Past Marijuana Convictions

Salem, OR: Democrat Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 364 allowing for expungement of some past marijuana convictions.

The measure states, "When a person convicted of a marijuana offense based on conduct occurring before July 1, 2013, files a motion for a court order setting aside the conviction pursuant to ORS 137.225, the court shall consider the offense to be classified as under current law when determining if the person is eligible for the order."

The bill took effect immediately upon signing.

Voters in November approved a statewide ballot measure permitting adults to legally possess marijuana for their own personal use.

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