Select Page

There are roughly 50,000 people in Michigan who have been convicted of cannabis-related crimes. Now that voters have legalized recreational marijuana, advocates are working to get those convictions cleared.

That same process began in California after voters legalized recreational cannabis there in 2016. We talk to Capital Public Radio reporter Scott Rodd about what Michigan might learn from California’s experience. 

Rodd says that Proposal 64, the ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana in California, included language stating that people who were arrested and convicted on charges related to marijuana could petition the courts to have their records reviewed, and potentially cleared or reduced.