Marijuana is now legal for Michigan residents, regardless of whether they have a qualifying health condition. While the state initially legalized medicinal marijuana back in 2008, it wasn’t until 2018 when recreational marijuana became legal in Michigan. However, despite the legalization of marijuana, thousands of people still have convictions on their records for marijuana-related offenses.
As we noted in a previous blog post, Michigan lawmakers recently passed the Clean Slate law, revamping the state’s outdated expungement laws. While the Clean Slate legislation impacts those with many types of criminal convictions, one of the most notable aspects of the law is how it treats marijuana offenses.
Under Michigan’s new expungement law, anyone convicted of a marijuana-related offense involving conduct that would not be illegal after December 6, 2018, can ask the court to set aside their conviction. In other words, if you were convicted of any of the following, you can seek an expungement under the new laws: