Federal Marijuana Records Would Be Expunged Under New Bipartisan Congressional Bill

Marijuana Moment

Bipartisan House lawmakers filed a bill on Friday that would create a process to expunge federal misdemeanor marijuana convictions and allow courts to recommend presidential pardons for eligible cases.

Reps. Troy Carter (D-LA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) are sponsoring the new Marijuana Misdemeanor Expungement Act, which would require the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court to implement rules to facilitate the “review, expungement, sealing, sequester and redaction” of criminal records for low-level federal cannabis crimes.