Oregon Bill to Allow Expungement of Certain Cannabis Convictions Passes Senate

Oregon’s fulloregon Senate has passed Senate Bill 364, a proposal to allow for the expungement of certain cannabis convictions committed before July 1st, 2013, when the state’s cannabis policies were altered.

Senate Bill 364, which received only 3 “No” votes (all of which were Republicans); “Requires court to consider marijuana offenses committed before July 1, 2013, to be classified as if conduct occurred on July 1, 2013, when determining if person is eligible for order setting aside conviction”. It also; “Authorizes court to enter judgment of conviction for misdemeanor when person convicted of certain marijuana offenses successfully completes probation.”

The measure was filed as emergency legislation, meaning it would take effect immediately upon passage.

Now that Senate Bill 364 has passed the Senate, it will head to the House of Representatives for consideration. If it’s passed by the House, it will go to Oregon Governor Kate Brown for consideration.

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