Pot Legalization In Oregon May Come With A Big Perk

New marijuana regulations that passed the State Senate last week would retroactively clear the records of people who have been convicted of criminal offenses of “possession, delivery or manufacture” of marijuana.

OREGON:  When marijuana was legalized for recreational use in Colorado, some people there were left in a predicament. Several hundreds were sitting in state jails for doing something that was now considered legal. Years later, thousands of others still carry the stains of past marijuana convictions on their records, long after those actions have been legalized Read the full article…

Don’t Overturn Old Marijuana Convictions

If some members of the Legislature have their way, those arrested or convicted of marijuana-related crimes can have their records expunged.

OREGON:  Oregonians will be able to use marijuana legally in just over a month. And, if some members of the Legislature have their way, some may get an unexpected benefit, as well. It’s a gesture that leaves one hoping cooler legislative heads will prevail. State Rep. Ann Lininger, D-Lake Oswego, has proposed an amendment to Read the full article…

House Bill Would Expunge Many Pot Convictions

New marijuana regulations that passed the State Senate last week would retroactively clear the records of people who have been convicted of criminal offenses of “possession, delivery or manufacture” of marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  Lawmakers on Friday considered whether adults will be able to have misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession thrown out if they were over 21 at the time of the offense. The House’s Public Safety Committee began weighing a bill by Democratic legislators that would allow misdemeanor convictions for possessing 40 grams or less of marijuana to Read the full article…

VIRAL WEB HOAX STORY OF THE WEEK: Colorado Governor Set To Release Those Convicted On Marijuana Related Charges, Expunge Records

In Colorado alone, more than 10,000 people were arrested annually for marijuana possession according to a recent study by researchers with the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, a drug policy-reform group.

HOAX ALERT: While we wish it were true, this trending web story is not true. REPEAT: THIS STORY IS A HOAX: COLORADO:  With the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado residents proved themselves to be forward thinking, but while residents of the state are busy enjoying their newfound freedoms, little has been done for those serving time on Read the full article…