In a significant development following the legalization of adult-use cannabis in 2021, the Connecticut House of Representatives passed additional legislation to expunge marijuana possession charges from criminal records.

Prosecutor Clears Charges: Rectifying Cannabis Convictions' Consequences

The original bill for recreational cannabis already included provisions to erase past offenses, but Chief State's Attorney Patrick Griffin told lawmakers in 2023 that over 4,200 active criminal cases had been reviewed, resulting in the dismissal of 1,562 charges related to cannabis possession.

Representative Steve Stafstrom, co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, stressed the need to …

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