D.C. Committee Votes Unanimously on Bill to Allow Sealing of Cannabis Convictions

The Washington D.C. Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety haswacanna voted unanimously to approve Bill 20-467, a proposal to allow individuals to file a motion to seal records relating to offenses that have since been decriminalized or legalized.

For example; Washington D.C. recently decriminalized the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis; under Bill 20-467, those who were convicted of cannabis possession of up to an ounce prior to this law change would be allowed to have their records sealed, meaning employers, financial aid, etc. wouldn’t be able to view the charge when conducting a criminal background check.

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