New Mexico: New Marijuana Decriminalization Law Goes Into Effect Next Week

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Beginning on Monday, July 1, the personal possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Mexico will no longer be classified as a criminal offense. In April, Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation into law decriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis. The new law reduces first-time penalties for the possession of […]

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States Enact Legislation Facilitating Expungement For Low-Level Crimes

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Governors in two western states have signed legislation into law to facilitate the process of permitting those past criminal convictions to have their records expunged. In Utah, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed House Bill 431: The Clean Slate Act into law. The measure creates a process for the automatic expungement and deletion of certain criminal […]

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New Mexico: Governor Signs Law Decriminalizing Minor Marijuana Possession

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Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed legislation into law decriminalizing the possession of personal use amounts of cannabis. Senate Bill 323, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, reduces first-time penalties for the possession of up to one-half ounce of cannabis from a criminal misdemeanor — punishable by up to 15 days in jail […]

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