On Monday, Governor Kate Brown announced a pardon for prior offenses of simple cannabis possession impacting an estimated 45,000 individuals across the state and to forgive more than $14,000,000 in associated fines and fees.

Cannabis Pardon's Impact

“No one deserves to be saddled with the impacts of simple possession of marijuana conviction—a crime that is no longer on the books in Oregon,” Gov. Brown said in a Tweet. “I am pardoning these prior Oregon offenses, an act that will impact an estimated 45,000 individuals.”

The pardon will remove 47,144 convictions for possession of 1 ounce or less of marijuana from individual records, removing …

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