Now that we are just a few days away from it becoming legal for any adult Oregonian to possess marijuana, there is a rising cry to expunge the records of those who have been convicted of minor marijuana offenses in the past. Many who have “marijuana records” have a tough time qualifying for student loans, getting a job and other necessary ingredients required to live a productive life. Expungement supporters feel that former convictions ought to be erased, now that what they were convicted of is no longer illegal.
Here’s the first of what will surely be many stories outlining how former “marijuana convicts” seek “judicial rehabilitation” of their pasts – getting their records sanitized so they can move forward with their lives and not be held back by a different time and a different place and a different set of rules.
Here’s more information on the unfolding, and likely to be modified “safe landing” as the recreational marijuana blimp attempts a first-ever landing in the Beaver State. Click here.