Virginia Lawmakers Undecided on Whether to Release Marijuana Prisoners Following Legalization

Almost one year since Virginia lawmakers voted to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, the fate of those currently serving time for cannabis-related offenses remains unclear. When that bill was passed last year, resentencing provisions were omitted due to time pressures. Instead, lawmakers committed to dealing with the issue in the next legislative session. But they’re still split on what to do. The committee of House and Senate lawmakers charged [...]

January 25, 2022|0 Comments

With an estimated 40,000 Americans incarcerated for marijuana arrests, offenses continue to be a hot topic among advocates for legalization. Opportunities for expungement often come with state’s recreational bills, and The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act is a retroactive bipartisan bill that aims to automatically drop federal convictions at no cost to the individuals. Keep up with the latest news on expungements and pardons, cannabis arrests and current convictions. 

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