New Utah Cannabis Bill Makes Expungements Possible
A bill introduced by Evan Vickers, the Republican Utah Senate Majority Leader, would allow for expungements of certain cannabis convictions, among other changes to current legislation. According to a story on Fox13 out of Salt Lake City, the bill would also address several other issues around Utah’s medical marijuana program, including eliminating some special packaging requirements. Vickers is quoted as saying, “We’re trying to move forward and streamline the process for implementation.”
Current Utah rules require medical cannabis to be sold in “blister packs,” and Vickers’ bill would do away with that requirement, in addition to allowing qualifying patients to request expungement of prior convictions for marijuana possession.