Here’s yet another article where a very Republican legislature in Michigan along with a Democratic governor have put their heads together with the Democratic minority in the legislature and crafted a bill that expunges marijuana only convictions in the state. This is happening in many other states as well. It’s about time that non-violent convictions for selling or even possessing small amounts of cannabis need to be expunged. It doesn’t need to be repeated that people of color have been the ones unfairly targeted by these laws and their convictions are nothing more than racial profiling.
More states need to do more about this. Indeed, even the Michigan law won’t automatically expunge convictions until 2023 at the earliest. But it’s a start. How about all the other cannabis adult-use legal states? They all need to step up to the plate and make this a real thing.