Pot on your record? Denver can help clear it, mayor says.

Pot on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says.

Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state’s old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of non invasive cannabis offenses between 2001 and 2013.

Those offenses — such as possessing the drug or paraphernalia — wouldn’t be illegal today, but they still haunt many people’s criminal records.

Now, the city of Denver will help people to erase, or expunge, those documents. Mayor Michael Hancock has ordered a “citywide effort” to remove low-level marijuana convictions from taxpayers ’ records.

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Released at Tue, 04 Dec 2018 16:54:54 +0000

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