Maryland Expungement Bill Becomes Law

Oct 02, 2017 , , , , ,

On Sunday, SB 949, which makes it easier for people who have been convicted of marijuana possession to clear their records in Maryland, went into effect. The bill became law in May without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature.

Prior to the bill’s passage, anyone convicted of cannabis possession was required to wait 10 years before applying for expungement, despite Maryland decriminalizing possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana in 2014. Now, the waiting period has been reduced from 10 years after conviction to four years.

While this reform is a step in the right direction, it is far short of the improvements Marylanders need. If you are a Maryland resident, please write to your state legislators, and ask them to support taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol.

4 responses to “Maryland Expungement Bill Becomes Law”

  1. Like my wise grandfather always said: “The Only Dangerous Thing About Marijuana, Is That It’s Illegal”.
    Also, the Mexican drug cartels’ outlaws do not want marijuana legalized. It will seriously hurt their profits.

  2. Take it from the criminals. And make tax paying citizens legal. To me alcohol is more dangerous. They sell beer at sporting events and dad drives his family home. Driving impared what’s wrong with this picture. I have smoked Cannibus for over 40 years and never had a hangover. Cannibus is misunderstood by people who have never consumed it. It’s not the Evil weed legalize it so we can grow our on. Thank you

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