On New Year's Day, Governor Ned Lamont (D) announced that thousands of Connecticut residents convicted of cannabis possession will have their records cleared in an automated erasure method. “Especially as employers seek to fill job openings, an old conviction for low-level possession should not hold someone back from their aspirations,” he said.

“Clean Slate and Cannabis Erasure” Site

On Monday, gathered at the Reentry Welcome Center in Hartford, Gov. Lamont, the lieutenant governor and state lawmakers hailed the launch of the “Clean Slate and Cannabis Erasure” online portal to facilitate more cannabis record sealing, reported a local news outlet.

Gov. Lamont said that it’s been an “honor trying to do everything we can to take barriers out of the way” for those with prior cannabis convictions. “If you believe in public safety, if you believe in hope, if you believe in criminal …

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