Vermont Governor Signs Bill to Expunge Marijuana Offenses

Vermont Governor Signs Bill to Expunge Marijuana Offenses

Individuals who were convicted possessing up to one ounce of marijuana before July 1, 2013 can now apply to have the offenses expunged from their record.

MONTPELIER, VT —  Earlier this month, lawmakers in Vermont quietly passed a bill that will allow some past marijuana offenses to be expunged from an offender’s record.  Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) signed the bill into law on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 115, sponsored by Sen. Joe Benning (R-Lyndonville), allows Vermont residents who were convicted of crimes that are “no longer prohibited by…

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