New Marijuana Legalization Bill Proposes Expungement of Records, Assembly Leader Says

New Marijuana Legalization Bill Proposes Expungement of Records, Assembly Leader Says
New Marijuana Legalization Bill Proposes Expungement of Records, Assembly Leader Says

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, D-Buffalo, told reporters at the state Capitol on Tuesday that she’s planning to introduce a bill later this week that would legalize marijuana and allow expungement of low-level marijuana-related criminal records.

A new bill designed to legalize marijuana for adult, recreational use in New York will include a provision allowing those previously convicted on low-level drug charges to have their criminal records expunged, rather than sealed.