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State Supreme Court approves temporary marijuana expungement rules

Cannabis buds.

The Montana Supreme Court this week approved temporary rules that outline procedures for expunging or revising marijuana-related convictions.

When Montana voters legalized recreational cannabis sales in November of 2020, they also created a path for clearing criminal records of actions that are now legal.

Under the state’s recreational marijuana law, people previously convicted of offenses that are now legal can petition to have their conviction re-sentenced or expunged from their record.

The judicial branch filed its order establishing the new rules on Tuesday.

Kristine de Leon covers Butte and Southwest Montana for MTPR. Before barging onto the radio, she worked as a newspaper reporter in Butte and eastern Oregon. She’s also had stints working as a digital producer for a TV news station and moonlighting as a coder/web developer.
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