Representatives vote to support cannabis criminal reform

Connecticut representatives vote to reform prior pot charges

In a vote of 138 in support and 10 in opposition the Connecticut House of Representatives supported an update to the state’s process to remove cannabis charges from individual records. When lawmakers legalized adult-use cannabis in Connecticut they directed state officials to review the universe of cases and remove records of cannabis possession. According to reporting from Chron, the review that was conducted included active cases as well which resulting in over 1,500 cannabis possession charges ultimately forgiven. The bill seeks to automatically strip cannabis possession from cases containing other charges in order to avoid harsher penalties for individuals. The proposal now moves onto the Senate for deliberation.

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