Oregon… mass pardons…
Kate Brown’s pardons will remove 47,144 convictions for simple possession of marijuana from individual records. Following the pardon, the Oregon Judicial Department will ensure that all related court records are sealed as required by law, according to the governor’s office… the pardoned marijuana convictions will no longer show up on background checks of public court records, but the conviction may show up on background checks conducted by law enforcement officials or licensing authorities as a pardoned conviction.
“No one deserves to be forever saddled with the impacts of a conviction for simple possession of marijuana – a crime that is no longer on the books in Oregon,” Kate Brown said in a statement Monday (11/21/22). “Oregonians should never face housing insecurity, employment barriers, and educational obstacles as a result of doing something that is now completely legal, and has been for years. My pardon will remove these hardships.” …State officials will also forgive more than $14,000,000 in associated fines and fees… Governor Brown’s office says her marijuana pardon order applies only to state-level convictions of possession of one ounce or less of marijuana in the State of Oregon in single-charge cases without a victim in which the individual was 21 years of age or older. It also says Brown’s marijuana pardon applies to both citizens and non-citizens, and does not exclude non-citizens.
Original Article (KOIN & Salem Reporter & Statesman Journal & NORML & KDRV):
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