Wiping Slate Clean For Marijuana Offenders Opens Doors


As CEO of Common Citizen, one of Michigan’s largest cannabis producers, I can tell you firsthand the state’s new Clean Slate law is a game-changer that will benefit families, communities and our state’s economic resurgence.

Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month, the Clean Slate law expunges criminal records of those convicted of certain cannabis-related felonies and misdemeanors that are no longer considered crimes under Michigan’s adult-use cannabis law. The new law creates a system that automatically expunges eligible misdemeanors after seven years and eligible nonviolent felonies after 10 years.

The Clean Slate law will help thousands of Michiganders lead more productive lives. With these past criminal offenses in the rearview mirror, these Michiganders will have access to better job opportunities and critical resources including housing, employment services, voter registration, and more.

– Read the entire article at Crain’s Detroit.

Originally Published on 2020 11 15 by Michael Elias, Crain’s Detroit | Cannabis Culture


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