Minnesota Accelerates Clearing 60,000 Cannabis Records

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Minnesota is set to clear more than 60,000 misdemeanor cannabis-related criminal records before the original August deadline, as reported by the state Bureau of Criminal Records. Data from the state’s Bureau of Criminal Records indicate that Minnesota will clear these records significantly ahead of schedule by May. Potential Felony Expungements Also Under Review Beyond clearing misdemeanor records, state officials are also investigating more complex felony cases. Influence on Future Cannabis Policy This rapid clearance of misdemeanor records, along with the ongoing review of eligible felony cases, reflects a shifting attitude towards cannabis crimes across the nation. The review of felony cases is a crucial step towards achieving fairer outcomes for those with a history of cannabis-related offenses in Minnesota.

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Minnesota is set to clear more than 60,000 misdemeanor cannabis-related criminal records before the original August deadline, as reported by the state Bureau of Criminal Records. This move is part of a broader effort across the nation to rectify the inequitable impact of cannabis criminalization on different communities.

Data from the state’s Bureau of Criminal Records indicate that Minnesota will clear these records significantly ahead of schedule by May. The expungement process is proving to be faster and more efficient than initially anticipated.

A Step Towards More Equitable Cannabis Policy

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