Nearly 43,000 Marijuana Records Automatically Cleared In Connecticut, Days Before First Adult-Use Sales Start

Nearly 43,000 Marijuana Records Automatically Cleared In Connecticut, Days Before First Adult-Use Sales Start
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The governor of Connecticut announced on Sunday that the state has cleared nearly 43,000 records for marijuana-related convictions. Gov. Ned Lamont (D) previously noted last month that legalization legislation he signed in 2021 empowered the state government to facilitate mass cannabis clemency, which it has now processed for 42,964 cases. This comes about a week before the state’s first legal adult-use marijuana sales are set to launch. “It’s one step forward in ending the War on Drugs and giving our citizens a second chance to achieve their dreams,” Lamont said. As of this morning, our administration has marked 42,964 cannabis convictions erased, as planned. It’s one step forward in ending the War on Drugs and giving our citizens a second chance to achieve their dreams. https://t.co/AGJrzWzCCa — Governor Ned Lamont (@GovNedLamont) January 1, 2023 The governor’s office has also pointed out that people with a wider range of minor convictions on their records will be able to petition courts for record-sealing under separate reform legislation that was enacted. Meanwhile, a White House official cheered Lamont for the new cannabis clemency announcement, saying that it’s consistent with President Joe Biden’s move to pardon thousands of people who’ve committed federal marijuana possession offenses in October. Powerful leadership from @GovNedLamont! Over 40k Connecticuters’ lives are starting stronger this New Year because of his actions and @POTUS actions to pardon all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana. https://t.co/fTHvuYmqKU — Julie Rodriguez (@JulieCR46) January 2, 2023 Julie Rodriguez, director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, tweeted that the Connecticut development shows “powerful leadership” from Lamont. “Over 40k Connecticuters’ lives are starting stronger this New Year because of his actions and @POTUS actions to pardon all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana,” she said. Biden also issued a handful of…

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