Delaware Gov. Boots Cannabis Convictions
High Times reports today that Governor John Carney put his signature behind a bi-partisan effort led by the Delaware Assembly to clear past minor marijuana convictions, when he "signed SB 197 into law, providing mandatory expungement eligibility for most minor marijuana charges between 1977 and 2015, the year Delaware decriminalized possession and use up to an ounce."
Criminal Justice reform has been a key issue for the governor.
Commenting on the bill’s signing, sponsoring Senator and Minority Whip Gregory F. Lavelle (R) framed the law as “an issue of fairness” and of equity. Lavelle noted that the Senate had worked on a number of other expungement measures over the preceding years.
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