Will Michigan Follow Suit?—Marijuana Crime Expungement
Hilary M. Barnard (10.2.2018)
California has introduced a new assembly bill that may offer persons with marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. (Assembly Bill 1793). This isn’t the first time a state looked to retroactively remove a marijuana conviction past. (Oregon). California’s plan, however would be the first time the removal is automated. (USA Today Article).
Michigan has a ballot proposal scheduled for this November to allow personal possession and use of marijuana by persons aged 21 and older. If it passes, it will be an interesting time to see if Michigan follows suit of other states and how long the process may take.