Cleveland, Ohio Officials Seek to Expunge 4,000+ Cannabis Convictions

Cleveland, Ohio Officials Seek to Expunge 4,000+ Cannabis Convictions
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Cleveland, Ohio officials have filed motions to expunge over 4,000 cannabis-related criminal convictions dating back to 2017. Cleveland, Ohio officials earlier this month filed motions to expunge 4,077 cannabis-related criminal convictions. The effort is backed by Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Chief Prosecutor Aqueelah Jordan, and City Council President Blaine Griffin and aims to expunge the records dating back to 2017. “Today, we are moving forward with clearing the names of over 4,000 residents who deserve a fresh start. This is just one way we can make progress on criminal justice reform to balance the scales and remove barriers to employment and re-entry.” – Bibb in a press release In 2020, the Cleveland City Council passed legislation to reduce the penalties for misdemeanor cannabis possession cases to no fines or prison time. The measure also ensured those convicted would not have a criminal record and that they would not need to report the charge on applications for employment or licenses. Read more at Cleveland, Ohio Officials Seek to Expunge 4,000+ Cannabis Convictions

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