Cleveland Mayor Plans Thousands Of Marijuana Expungements After State Reform Law Takes Effect

The mayor of Cleveland, Ohio said on Tuesday that the city will be moving forward with plans to seal thousands of marijuana records after a state law took effect empowering localities to process mass relief.

Mayor Justin Bibb (D) said that the implementation of SB 288, which Gov. Mike DeWine (R) signed in January, will allow the city to continue its work to facilitate about 4,000 cannabis expungements on behalf of its citizens.

The now-enacted state bill from Sen. Nathan Manning (R) covered a wide range of issues, including sentencing reform for people in prison and broader criminal records sealing and expungements. But what Bibb aims to do is leverage provisions that let cities expunge certain drug-related convictions, including marijuana possession of up to 200 grams.

Today, Ohio Senate Bill 288 takes effect. The new state law we advocated for alongside State Senator @Manning_Nathan removes legal barriers and allows the City to introduce expungements and seal records on behalf of residents.
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— Mayor Justin M. Bibb (@MayorBibb) April 4, 2023

The legislation also protects people from getting criminal records for possessing cannabis paraphernalia.

The mayor sought to provide mass marijuana clemency last year, only to be told by

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