Washington State Bill To Clear Cannabis Misdemeanors Gets Committee Hearing

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.

WA State Capitol.

WA State Capitol.

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.

– TheJointBlog

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  1. WA residents, support HB 1661 the easy way, by clicking here now! A pre-written letter will be sent to your legislators urging them to support HB 1661. (Address required).

    http://norml.org/news/2013/02/09/legislation-introduced-to-expunge-marijuana-arrest-convictions

    This link is provided for your convenience by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. (NORML)

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