The Adult-Use Cannabis Act requires automatic expungement of certain cannabis-related records from the BCA’s Criminal History System (CHS).
Eligible felony convictions will be reviewed by a Cannabis Expungement Board to determine whether the records meet the criteria identified in statute for expungement or resentencing.
While the BCA is working to make the necessary technical and programmatic changes, a notice about this pending update is posted on all records in CHS.
The Adult-Use Cannabis Act goes into effect on Aug. 1, 2023. However, affected records will remain available on criminal history records until technical and programmatic changes can be implemented. This will likely occur closer to August 2024.
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