click to enlarge David Carilett/Dreamstime Court’s adjourned Old cannabis possession conviction got you down? Looks like you will soon be able to get your record expunged for some offenses in Chittenden County.
A report Wednesday by the Huffington Post mentioned a soon-to-be-deployed plan from the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office that would “allow individuals to apply to have their past marijuana possession records expunged or sealed regardless of when the conviction took place.”
Sarah George, the Chittenden County state’s attorney, confirmed to Seven Days that a plan was in the works, but she declined to provide details until sometime next week. George did speak generally about the topic on camera with NECN, telling the TV station, “I actually think we’re behind in this discussion.”
“Any time that someone has a conviction on their record of something that is now legal, it should be expunged,” she said.
The concept is not new. Several California counties have announced policies that would clear past pot convictions, while the city of Seattle has done something similar. Colorado could soon follow suit, too.