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Bill introduced in the Legislature aims to seal Alaskans' convictions for low-level marijuana possession

February 6, 2018
Bill  introduced in the Legislature aims to seal Alaskans' convictions for low-level marijuana possession

Approximately four years after voters approved a citizens' initiative to legalize the drug's commercial sale, a new bill introduced in the Legislature aims to seal Alaskans' convictions for low-level marijuana possession .

With San Francisco's district attorney recently announcing he would take action to dismiss and seal more than 3,000 marijuana-related misdemeanors after the state of California in 2016 vote took action to legalize the drug, which was initiated effective last month.

Democratic Rep.

Harriet Drummond from Anchorage, who introduced House Bill 316 only the previous week, explained that the authorities in other places were doing the same thing.

Her proposal would make it easier for Alaskans with marijuana possession convictions to get jobs and find places to live, told Drummond, in a phone interview on Tuesday from Juneau.

Speaking on the date the legalization effect was realized Drummond explained that it would not be correct to continue to punish individuals who did something before February of 2015 that's currently legal and the others are making money from.

Drummond also said her bill is targeted at eliminating misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession -- of less than one ounce – from the state's online court documents database, Courtview, in addition to from physical documents in courthouses.

That would create such convictions more difficult to find for prospective landlords and companies, who occasionally use Courtview to show applicants.

Drummond's legislation intends to affect only instances which don't involve extra fees or medications, she explained, adding that it might nevertheless permit the court to get information about previous marijuana-related convictions when an individual has been charged with a new offense.

Drummond also added that such data eliminated from the state database to be utilized for formal history checks.

Drummond stated the matter of previous convictions has been "overlooked" by the drafters of this 2014 initiative.


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