Expunging Records Under Delaware's Old Marijuana Law

May 3, 2018

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For those who were convicted of violating Delaware’s old marijuana laws there could be some relief.

Legislation has been introduced that would erase the records of those who were convicted of using or possessing less than an ounce.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the law would be wipe out those convictions before December 18th 2015 when the new law took effect.

Senate Minority Whip Greg Lavelle said it was a matter of equity.

The Delaware Republican noted that if someone was caught with a half-ounce of marijuana three years ago they would have to put that on their job application.

House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst agreed.

The Delaware Democrat said there were hundreds of Delaware residents who have criminal convictions before the decriminalization of marijuana.

State officials believe this could affect more than 12-hundred people.