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Alaska House Passes Bill Restricting Public Access to Some Cannabis Possession Criminal Records

Alaska House Passes Bill Restricting Public Access to Some Cannabis Possession Criminal Records

TG Branfalt |

Alaska’s House of Representatives has passed a bill that would restrict public access to some criminal records for simple cannabis possession, according to a KTVA report. The measure is intended to make it easier for those with possession convictions to get employed.

Who would benefit? Individuals 21 or older at the time of the offense who were convicted of possessing 1 ounce of cannabis or less, according to the bill text.

State Rep. Harriet Drummond, the Democratic sponsor of the bill, called the measure “a reasonable approach to allow Alaskans to get jobs currently unavailable to them because they did something that Alaskans have voted repeatedly they believe should be entirely legal.”

Alaska House Passes Bill Restricting Public Access to Some Cannabis Possession Criminal Records






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