Bipartisan Bill Pushed to Clear Non-Felony Federal Marijuana Violations – By Nicole Wells (Newsmax) / July 29, 2022
Rep. Troy Carter, D-La., introduced a bill Friday that would create an expungement mechanism for low-level violations of the federal marijuana law, as the push for decriminalization at the federal level gains momentum.
Co-sponsored by Rodney Davis, R-Ill., the bipartisan legislation will provide an “expedited, orderly process” to clear non-felony offenses that are lingering in the federal system, according to a press release from Carter’s office.
The Marijuana Misdemeanor Expungement Act would deliver relief for scores of Americans whose lives have been upended because of a misdemeanor marijuana offense — activity which is now lawful for either recreational or medical purposes in 38 states.