Recently we reported on legislation that was filed in Washington State, which would allow adults with a cannabis possession misdemeanor to have it removed from their record. The measure, House Bill 1661, is sponsored by a bipartisan assortment of 21 state legislators.
On Wednesday, February 20th, the community will have an opportunity to voice their opinions, and to help put the bill to a full House vote. A public hearing and executive session for the bill will take place starting at 1:30PM, and will be held by the House Committee on Public Safety – a committee chaired by State Rep. Roger Goodman, a friend of cannabis law reform.
This legislation would be a crucial step forward, and one that would instantly alter the lives of thousands in a huge way, setting a precedent for across the country.
You can find a Q&A with the bill’s sponsor, State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, here.