ABOUT THE MEASURE
"A MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK AT EXPUNGEMENT"
Alcohol use contributes to the likelihood of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Marijuana use does not.
Alcohol use is a major factor in violent crimes. Marijuana use is not.
Alcohol use contributes to aggressive and violent behavior. Marijuana use does not.
Studies have repeatedly shown that alcohol, unlike marijuana, contributes to the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior. An article published in the Journal of Addictive Behaviors reported that “alcohol is clearly the drug with the most evidence to support a direct intoxication-violence relationship,” whereas “cannabis reduces the likelihood of violence during intoxication.”
Expungement is a process in which a legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is "sealed" or erased in the eyes of the law. It is NOT a pardon, commutation or reduction of sentence.
As an example, let's say "Jimmy" was charged two days ago with possession of marijuana. Since he was arrested before the implementation of the new law, he would still be tried under the old law. This means that the new law would have no bearing on his case, unless the attorney general chose to drop the case against him.
In case 2, let's assume "Grandma" is currently in prison serving a sentence for distribution of marijuana baked goods aka edibles. Her sentence will not be commuted or reduced in any way after this law passes. When "Grandma" is released, the state will have 30 days to have her record expunged.
Step 1.) The state begins to analyze all those currently in prison with charges that would be applicable under the law and flags them for expungment.
Step 2.) 30 days after their release from prison, the state shall automatically expunge their records.
Step 3.) The state then has 10 additional days to send via certified mail notification of such an event occurring.
Fiscal Damages Litigation
If that state fails to expunge a record that qualifies, the person has a right to a court appeal. If the person wins the court appeal, they can sue the state for fiscal damages with the state waiving it's sovereign immunity in the case.
WHAT DO WE MAKE LEGAL? WE END THE PROHIBITION ON MARIJUANA. 100% LEGAL FOR 21+
FROM PERSONAL GROW
TO AGRICULTURAL BOOM
FULL ADULT LEGALIZATION
IF YOU'RE 21 OR OLDER
PRIVATE OR BUSINESS
IF IT'S MARIJUANA IT'S LEGAL.
Paid for by campaign committee chair, David Owen