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Clean Slate Law continues in CT, will erase thousands of cannabis convictions

HARTFORD, CT – As part of the ongoing implementation of the Clean Slate Law, Connecticut will fully or partial erase around 44,000 citizen’s cannabis convictions.

According to FOX61, these record erasures will happen automatically on January 1, 2023 for people with certain cannabis convictions.

This erasure applies to anyone who was convicted between January 1, 2000 and September 30, 2015 for possession of under four ounces of a non-narcotic, non-hallucinogenic substance, which includes cannabis. It will be automatic.

People with other cannabis convictions, such as before January 1, 2000 or after September 30, 2015, will need to file a petition in Superior Court to have those convictions erased.

Local government officials hope this erasure will help people get jobs and apply for rentals with less issues than if they had an old conviction on their record.

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