Bill to Expunge Federal Marijuana Offenses to be Introduced in Congress

Bill to Expunge Federal Marijuana Offenses to be Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC — Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) announced on Monday plans to introduce legislation in Congress to expunge certain federal marijuana offenses.

The Clean Slate for Marijuana Offenses Act of 2015, to be introduced in Congress on Tuesday, creates a pathway for two types of federal marijuana offenders to expunge – or clear the criminal record of – their marijuana offense: those who were federally charged for activity that was state legal at the time; and those whose offense was the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana.

“The penalties of failed prohibition policies should stop ruining people’s lives. The Clean Slate for Marijuana Offenses Act of 2015 follows Oregon’s lead to provide a pathway for expunging certain federal marijuana crimes,”…

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