Missouri NORML announced late Friday that more than 3,500 Missourians have had their marijuana cases expunged from all public records just several weeks after Amendment 3 became effective on December 8. Ultimately, more than 100,000 cannabis expungements are expected.
Missouri voters legalized adult-use cannabis in November's midterms by approving Amendment 3, making Missouri the first state in the union where voters initiated the automatic expungement of prior marijuana convictions.
According to the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator (OSCA), as of January 19, 3,518 expungements have been granted by Missouri courts.
A week earlier, 2,340 expungements had been granted meaning that in a single week, 1,178 additional expungements were recorded by OSCA.
"This is very positively impacting thousands of lives. Ultimately, we expect more than 100,000 expungments will be …