June 26, 2018, Vermont
In less than a week’s time,
More counties will hold their expungement days in coming days. According to one of the state’s attorneys who are looking over the expunging process, there are over 3,000 cannabis misdemeanors eligible to be wiped out of the criminal record.
It is important to note that all cannabis charges classified as a felony under criminal law and convictions for selling pot can’t be expunged. People who want to expunge their names from criminal records must bring their ID and docket number to these sessions where expungement petitions are being processed.
Vermont’s proactive approach to expunge past cannabis-related criminal record demonstrates how important is to address the past while devising a future for cannabis. Having a criminal record in your name for a commodity that has been legalized makes no sense.
California has also legalized adult-use cannabis, but the process of expunging past cannabis convictions is really slow there. To streamline the things, San Francisco is experimenting with an automated system to access all the applications of expunging.
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