This article was originally published by the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and appears here with permission.

Legislation facilitating the review and expungement of certain marijuana-related convictions is now law in the District of Columbia.

In January, members of the District City Council passed and transmitted to Congress B24-0063: The Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021. After undergoing an obligatory Congressional review process, the measure became law — effective March 10th.

The Act provides for the automatic review and expungement of any convictions or citations specific to marijuana-related offenses that have subsequently been decriminalized or legalized in the District …

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