Governor Ned Lamont (D) announced on New Year’s Day that thousands of Connecticut residents convicted of cannabis possession will have their records cleared in an automated erasure method.
The state officially erased 42,964 cannabis convictions Sunday morning, according to a tweet from Gov. Ned Lamont.
Residents who have had their records erased are free to tell employers, landlords and schools that the cannabis conviction never occurred.
Lamont had previously announced that thousands of low-level cannabis convictions would be automatically erased on Jan. 1.
“Especially as employers seek to fill job openings, an old conviction for low-level possession should not hold someone back from their aspirations,” he wrote last month.
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