Medical marijuana, expungement bills pass through Assembly and Senate committees  NJTV NewsWhile legalization is slated to go on the 2020 ballot, two other issues remain: medical marijuana and expungement of criminal records.

Senate Health Committee Passes both Med Marijuana and Expungement Bills  InsiderNJThe Senate Health and Human Services Committee this morning passed both medical marijuana (S-10). Rice voted yes on both bills. and expungement ...

Illinois expungement proposal for pot convictions one of nations broadest  The State Journal-RegisterIllinois would enact one of the nation's most comprehensive plans for expunging marijuana-related convictions if a bill pending in the General Assembly and ...

NJ Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis, Expungement Bills  LeaflyTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced legislation Monday expanding the state's medical marijuana program and making it easier for certain ...

Surprise N.J. weed bill would decriminalize up to 2 ounces, see widespread expungements. Here's the plan.  lehighvalleylive.comCommittees in both the state Senate and Assembly will be hearing expungement bills next week. We obtained a copy and found that it would also decriminalize ...

Bill Revising State Expungement Procedures Approved by Assembly Panel  TAPinto.net(TRENTON) – On legislation (A-4498) that would revise procedures for expunging records of conviction, approved by Assembly Appropriations Monday, ...

Pilot project helps Street Roots vendors expunge their records  Street Roots NewsStreet Roots, the Metropolitan Public Defender and the Portland Housing Bureau recently collaborated on “Expungement Palooza," a pilot project aimed at ...

What Michigan can learn from California's effort to expunge marijuana convictions  Michigan RadioThere are roughly 50000 people in Michigan who have been convicted of cannabis-related crimes. Now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana,

RICE STATEMENT ON ADVANCEMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND EXPUNGEMENT BILLS: CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION  InsiderNJRICE STATEMENT ON ADVANCEMENT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND EXPUNGEMENT BILLS. CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZATION. Trenton – Senator ...

Speaker Coughlin Statement on Medicinal Cannabis and Expungement Bills Clearing Assembly Appropriations Committee  InsiderNJSpeaker Coughlin Statement on Medicinal Cannabis and Expungement Bills Clearing Assembly Appropriations Committee. (TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker ...

Former Fort Dix Cop Fails in Suit Against Monmouth County Prosecutor Over Release of Expunged Record | New Jersey Law Journal  Law.comA state appeals court affirmed dismissal of a suit against the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office by a former police officer who claimed the office released ...

Legal weed: Kim Foxx to start expunging thousands of pot convictions  Chicago Sun-TimesCook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she is still on track to begin wiping clean thousands of minor cannabis convictions in the coming months, but ...

A welcome move to ease the burden of a criminal record  Raleigh News & ObserverNC lawmakers move to let more people clear their criminal record.

Ben & Jerrys push Congress to expunge prior marijuana convictions  Fox NewsThe famous Vermont ice cream company, Ben & Jerry's has created a petition calling on Congress to expunge prior marijuana convictions and provide pardons ...

Code for America Continues Efforts to Expunge California Cannabis Convictions  CheddarBy Brian Henry. The Sacramento County District Attorney dismissed or reduce over 5,300 cannabis convictions this month thanks to an algorithm created by ...

India: Private sector bank ‘blocks account for cryptocurrency use’; threatens to expunge credit facility  AMBCrypto NewsThe Indian judiciary and banking elite have made clear their opinion on the use of cryptocurrencies in the past few years. After the central bank came down hard ...

NJ voters likely to decide fate of recreational marijuana in 2020  NJTV NewsLegislators are backing off plans to legalize recreational marijuana.

Clinic helps people expunge eligible criminal cases | Local  Quad-Cities OnlineDAVENPORT — Iowa Legal Aid, a nonprofit that helps people who cannot afford legal representation, is holding an "expungement" clinic from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, ...

Memphis fair to help expunge records, restore driving privileges to nonviolent convicted felons  FOX13 MemphisMore than 1500 people will possibly get a new beginning this weekend after getting their records expunged and driving privileges restored.

Illinois governor announces plan to legalize recreational marijuana and expunge some convictions  Honolulu Star-AdvertiserCHICAGO >> Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said today he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state ...

NJ Politics Digest: With Legal Pot on Hold, Is Decriminalization Next?  ObserverNow that it appears New Jersey won't be legalizing marijuana until at least after November 2020, state legislators might move this week to essentially ...

New Jersey Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Expungements And Medical Cannabis Expansion  Marijuana MomentPlans for full marijuana legalization in New Jersey might be stalled, but lawmakers in various committees advanced several reform bills on Monday that would ...

Democrats call expungement provision 'critical' to marijuana legalization  Herald & ReviewSPRINGFIELD — Criminal record expungement language in a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois is now the subject of questions about whether it ...

How people in Long Beach with non-violent offenses can clear warrants and expunge records  Long Beach Press TelegramLong Beach will help people with outstanding warrants or old convictions get a clean slate on Saturday afternoon, April 27. In an effort to help folks clear up ...

Expungement clinic to be held Saturday in Heidelberg  WDAMHEIDELBERG, Miss. (WDAM) - A free expungement clinic will be held Saturday in Heidelberg. The event will take place at the Multipurpose Building at 114 W.

New Bill Would Decriminalize Some Marijuana in NC, Expunge Some Prior Convictions  Spectrum NewsCould North Carolina be the next state to legalize pot?

Legislators Consider Bill to Expunge Some Criminal Records  NBC ConnecticutThere is a growing battle in the General Assembly over a proposal that would allow the criminal records for some felons be expunged.

Marijuana Decrim Bill Up in the Assembly on Thursday  InsiderNJBills connected to medical marijuana expansion and expungement are scheduled to go before the full assembly on Thursday. They are A10 and A4498, ...

If Illinois legalizes marijuana, should those previously convicted have records expunged?  Belleville News-DemocratDemocrats in the Illinois want records expunged for those convicted of possessing weed. States attorneys say the move is illegal and that only Governor JB ...

Democrats call expungement ‘critical’ to marijuana legalization  The Edwardsville IntelligencerSPRINGFIELD — Criminal record expungement language in a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois might be unconstitutional. That is the warning one ...

NY Senate Leader Backs Expunging Criminal Records in Marijuana Legalization | New York Law Journal  Law.comThe leader of the New York State Senate said Wednesday that she would prefer low-level marijuana-related criminal records to be expunged, rather than sealed ...

Don't confuse historical record with public honor | Opinion  Tallahassee.comNobody was “expunging” the history of Francis Eppes by removing the memorial from the Westcott Plaza.

Missouri lawmakers vote to expand expungement for crimes  Joplin GlobeJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A bill expanding the list of crimes that could be expunged from a person's record has won final approval in the Missouri ...

Some states are expunging marijuana-related convictions. Why isn't Michigan?  Michigan RadioNow that recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, what happens to the around 50,0000 people who've previously been convicted of marijuana-related crimes ...

Judges Reject Effort To Expunge Thousands Of Cannabis Convictions In Baltimore  Weed NewsA pair of judges have struck down an attempt by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to expunge the records of 4800 citizens previously convicted of ...

Clear more criminal records to give people a fresh start  Raleigh News & ObserverA NC bill would help many who are hobbled by a criminal record.

Armaline and Ramirez: Santa Clara County needs to expunge cannabis offenses  San José SpotlightMost people are now well aware that the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) — or Proposition 64 — legalized recreational cannabis in 2016.

Big source of Murphy 'dark money' group's money is revealed  PoliticoGood Monday morning! For 140 days, I've kept count of how long it's been since the Murphy-aligned group “New Direction New Jersey” reneged on its promise ...

Illinois lawmakers discussing new plan to expunge marijuana convictions  MyStateline.comAnticipation is building in Springfield where new details on the plan to legalize marijuana could emerge as soon as Wednesday. A report in the Chicago ...

State Assembly to vote on expungement proposal – Wisconsin Law Journal – WI Legal News & Resources  Wisconsin Law JournalA proposal expanding the state's expungement process is scheduled for a vote Wednesday on the floor of the state Assembly.

Ammons Wants Stronger Reforms In Cannabis Bill | News Local/State  WILL News - Illinois Public MediaState Representative Carol Ammons said during a recent interview it will be difficult for her to get behind a proposed bill to legalize cannabis without significant ...

Legislators attempt to support employment of past offenders through expungement law reform  The Daily CardinalLegislators across the state are attempting to mitigate unemployment issues held by formerly incarcerated people by supporting expungement reform.

When social justice is torpedoed by political dysfunction: Murphy, Sweeney, and marijuana laws | Editorial  NJ.comThe legalization of recreational marijuana should have been a two-inch putt. It came with everything Trenton could love, including political pragmatism, public ...

Goodwill, partners offer expungement clinic; Upcoming changes in law will make it easier for some  Glasgow Daily TimesGLASGOW – Changes approved in the 2019 General Assembly will make it possible for some who aren't eligible now to get their criminal records expunged.

Expungement clinic scheduled in Lexington to help job seekers with prior arrests  WKYTOrganizers are hoping to help those with prior arrests get jobs during an expungement clinic.

Washington: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law  NORML BlogDemocratic Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions.

Living in public housing with an undocumented immigrant? Your family could be displaced  Merced Sun-StarFamilies in the Central Valley and Merced are “very likely” to be affected by a new proposal to force undocumented family members to move out of public ...

Law school to host Expungement Day event - University News |  University NewsMore than 200 people are expected to attend Expungement receiving free access to their criminal records and reviewing what convictions qualify for removal ...

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/17/19  NORML BlogWelcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!

Republican Senator Breaks With Pritzker Over Expungement In Cannabis Deal  1340 WJOLA central Illinois Republican lawmaker is breaking with Governor Pritzker, saying a portion of the cannabis legalization plan could be a dealbreaker.

Got a juvenile criminal record? Head to an expungement clinic  Daily HeraldThe last thing Jane expected to worry about before graduating from medical school was her juvenile criminal record.

Prosecutor's office won't fight South Bend council candidate's expungement request  South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND — The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office does not object to city common council candidate Joseph Luten II's petition asking a judge to ...

Washington Gov. Signs Expungement Bill Into Law  GanjapreneurWashington's governor signed the state's misdemeanor cannabis vacancies bill. Under the new law, some 69,000 qualifying individuals will be able to have ...

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions  NORML BlogHouse and Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions.

Harralson Law Evaluates Newly Eligible Expungement Cases  Yahoo FinanceRecent changes in Kentucky state legislature has expanded eligibility for persons seeking expungements. John H. Harralson III, an experienced criminal ...

Goodwill hosts expungement clinic in Lexington  WKYTGoodwill and several organizations are working together to help people in Lexington clean their records and give them a second chance.

Next up: An effort to get the Kraft video expunged  NBC SportsWith a Florida judge ruling that the surveillance video in the Robert Kraft solicitation of prostitution case cannot be used at trial, the fact remains that the video ...

Using Marijuana Revenue to Create Jobs  Center For American ProgressToday's national policy debate around marijuana stands in sharp contrast to the debate of the past. Current elected leaders as well as those running for office ...

Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church hosts expungement clinic  WMCMEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Lines reached from the doors of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church to the street at Saturday's expungement clinic. The event helped ...

Rap Sheet Day helps Chicagoans clear past offenses from their criminal records  WLS-TVCHICAGO (WLS) -- Thursday is Rap Sheet Day in Chicago, a day where people with marijuana and other expungable offenses work to get their rap sheets ...

Top Regional News: Bustos touts bill to aid prescription drug costs  Monmouth Daily Review AtlasThe following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois. Bustos touts bill to aid prescription drug costs SPRINGFIELD — A package of bills that ...

I-Team: American Civil Liberties Union addresses faulty Alabama expungement law  WAAYThe state expungement law is now getting the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union. Demorris Lauderdale cannot get his Huntsville capital murder ...

'It's a big chance:' NC Second Chance Act passes state Senate  WTVD-TVSome people in North Carolina with a criminal record are one step closer to having their record wiped clean. The "Second Chance Act" sailed through the state ...

Stateside: FCA plant tax incentive; connecting through roots music; expunging pot convictions  Michigan RadioToday on Stateside , as Detroit tries to land a big new Fiat Chrysler assembly plant by offering tax incentives, some in the city are skeptical after past.

Bipartisan expungement bill offers state second chances, receives national recognition  Lexington Herald LeaderDuring our last legislative session, we became aware of a young man (we'll call him Sam to protect his privacy) who was only 20 years old when he was ...

Pardon and expungement assistance program accepting applicants  delawarebusinessnow.comAPEX is accepting applicants. APEX, which stands for Advancement through Pardons and Expungements is a state program housed in the Delaware ...

New Mexico Adopts Ban-The-Box, Expungement Laws  JD SupraNew Mexico is the latest state to adopt statewide legislation prohibiting private employers from making inquiries into an applicant's criminal history on the initial ...

Cummings, Nadler, Bass, and Booker Reintroduce the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act  LasentinelWashington, D.C. (April 30, 2019) – Today, Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; Jerrold Nadler ...

Expungement clinic and second chance fair takes place in Detroit Saturday  WDIV ClickOnDetroitAn expungement clinic and second chance fair is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Detroit Saturday at the Delta *Service* Through Detroit Foundation at 24760 ...

Barickman balks at expunging criminal records for drug dealers  MyStateline.comILLINOIS (WCIA) -- A Central Illinois lawmaker who supports legalizing recreational cannabis for adult use says a portion of the plan currently supported by ...

Live at 9: Expungement fair, Ryan Daniel and Watercooler Wednesday  WREG NewsChannel 3Check out all the Live at 9 interviews from Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Washington Expungement Law to Allow More Marijuana Charges to be Cleared  Weedmaps NewsDemocratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill May 13, 2019, aimed at erasing old misdemeanor marijuana convictions, seven years after voters in the ...

Judge expunges felony record of woman who assaulted former Minnesota politician at Mall of America  Star TribuneA judge said Deea Elliott, who attacked Mark Andrew at the mall, "had great potential for rehabilitation."

Expunging arrests would be easier under bill approved by Senate  WRAL.comOther criminal justice reform efforts likely to die as legislative deadline approaches.

Republican Backer Of Recreational Cannabis Says No To Proposal  WNIJ and WNIUIllinois has officially proposed legalizing cannabis for adults 21 years and older by Jan. 1, 2020. But as details of the legislation emerge, so does the.

Marijuana bill may violate Illinois Constitution, prosecutors say  The State Journal-RegisterA key component of a bill that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use in Illinois — erasing pot-related convictions for potentially ...

Your Illinois News Radar » Madigan on finding 60 votes for the cannabis bill and convincing “the minorities”  The Capitol Fax BlogTuesday, May 7, 2019. * From the newly introduced cannabis legalization bill in the eligibility for expungement section… “Minor violation of the Cannabis Control ...

Your Illinois News Radar » Cannabis roundup  The Capitol Fax BlogTuesday, May 14, 2019. * Dean Olsen at the SJ-R… A key component of a bill that would legalize possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use in ...

Joe Biden supports decriminalizing marijuana, stops short of calling for legalization  CNNJoe Biden supports decriminalizing marijuana, a Biden campaign spokesman told CNN, but the former vice president isn't going as far as calling for the drug to ...

Street Roots vendors and attorneys partner for expungement pilot • INSP  INSPThe homeless community has long been the target of police action and prosecution, often creating an insurmountable backlog of tickets and non-violent ...

Second Chance Act would help ex-offenders get housing, employment  North Carolina Health NewsEasing the way to expunging a criminal record means it would be easier for ex-offenders to access the things needed for a healthy life.

Plan to penalize pot possession with $50 ticket advances, shakily  New Jersey 101.5 FM RadioExpungement of criminal records advanced easily. But vote on switching to civil fine for possession was shelved, revived, then advanced without discussion.

I-Team: Attorney General Steve Marshall addresses Alabama expungement law  WAAYOur I-Team investigation revealed capital murder charges against Demorris Lauderdale are permanently on his record, even though the state has dropped the ...

Expungement clinics helping those with cannabis convictions  San Diego CityBEATWithin the past several years, California has attempted to offer relief to individuals with convictions for low-level crimes such as cannabis possession.

Ever wonder what's in the marijuana bill? Here are some answers  Belleville News-DemocratSenate Bill 7, the bill that would legalize adult-use recreational marijuana in Illinois, is a 533-page piece of legislation that sets standards for regulating the ...

Expungement Reform Gains Overwhelming Bipartisan Support  Washington Free BeaconWhile some of the first federal prison reform measures in decades were enacted under President Donald Trump early this year, the White House declared April ...

Second chance - The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News HeraldJACKSON – Those with criminal records and show a sincere desire to become productive members of society are deserving of a second chance. That's the ...

Your Illinois News Radar » Barickman jumps off cannabis legalization, but a new draft is coming  The Capitol Fax BlogThursday, May 9, 2019. * Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) told me earlier this week that he would wait and see the cannabis legalization bill before ...

No-cost expungement information program  The Herald-NewsVolunteering attorneys and a representative from the state appellate defender's office will be available to discuss the laws regarding the expungement and ...

The Case For Expungement: Is Now The Time? - Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences - United States  Mondaq News AlertsCharles Blow, the New York Times columnist, has been quoted as saying, There is never a wrong time for doing the right thing. United States Food, Drugs, ...

If Robert Kraft's record is expunged should the NFL still punish him?  Yahoo SportsCharles Robinson and Terez Paylor discuss the most recent revelations in the Robert Kraft case on the latest episode of the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast .

FINRA'S Customer Dispute Expungement Regime: The Expungement Process | Fox Rothschild LLP  JD SupraThis is our second blog on the vanishing FINRA expungement process. FINRA identifies specific grounds for expungement in FINRA Rule 2080. Rule 2080(b)(1) ...

An algorithm wipes clean the criminal pasts of thousands  BBC NewsThis month, a judge in California cleared thousands of criminal records with one stroke of his pen. He did it thanks to a ground-breaking new algorithm that ...

Denver's Last Pot Record-Clearing Clinic Aims to Boost Low Numbers  WestwordDenver's Turn Over a New Leaf program will hold its last scheduled clinic to vacate low-level marijuana convictions on Friday, May 18, at the Denver Broncos ...

BTH: Mayor Lee Harris on 2020 Budget, Pre-K, Expungement and More  WKNO FMShelby County Mayor Lee Harris joins WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines this week to discuss the 2020 budget with Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries and host.

Long Beach Residents Can Have a Fresh Start by Clearing Their Outstanding Warrants  NBC Southern CaliforniaLong Beach is looking to help residents with a *fresh* start. On Saturday, residents can take care of outstanding traffic or nonviolent misdemeanor warrants at the ...

Expungement fair to be held in inkster Sunday, May 4  The Arab American NewsINKSTER – People with up to two misdemeanor convictions or one felony conviction can apply to have the convictions expunged from their records and receive ...

I-Team: Alabama lawmakers take notice of state expungement law after Huntsville murder case  WAAYThe WAAY 31 I-Team dug deeper into the Alabama expungement law and learned Demorris Lauderdale will have a capital murder arrest on his record ...

FINRA’s Customer Dispute Expungement Regime: The Central Registration Depository And FINRA BrokerCheck  JD SupraOver the past 20 years, FINRA has made it nearly impossible for brokers to expunge customer complaints and dispute information from their public records.

California Employs New Algorithm to Clear People of Cannabis-based Criminal Charges  TechDecisionsThe San Francisco District Attorney enlisted Code For America to eliminate barriers that were limiting the office's ability to pardon people with possession ...