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Some past marijuana offenses would be hidden from view under bills before Legislature

Posted on AllSides March 15th, 2024
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Maine lawmakers are considering bills that would hide from view some criminal records, particularly for low-level marijuana-related offenses committed before the drug was legalized. But the proposals have already been met with opposition from Gov. Janet Mills and were the subject of some concern at a public hearing Friday before the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. One proposal, L.D. 2236, which would downgrade crimes related to unlawful possession or cultivating of marijuana so they are eligible to be sealed by filing a request with the court. Another bill, L.D. 2269, would automatically...

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