New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law in 2021 that automatically cleared the public records of certain low-level cannabis offenders. This does not include convictions for trafficking or possession of large amounts of marijuana – more than 2 ounces, which remains illegal under the state's cannabis legalization law.
To date, New Mexico has expunged roughly 14,000 cases, said Celina Jones, the general counsel at the Administrative Office of the Courts, according to KRQE.
And for some reason, not everyone with small possession convictions are getting their records cleared.
Why? Jones said the main issue is that these cases are difficult to get reviewed because they're old and not in the court's …