Rhode Island Expunges Over 23,000 Cannabis Possession Records

By Kyle Jaeger, Filter Mag on June 10, 2023

The Rhode Island judiciary system has expunged more than 23,000 marijuana possession records, completing the first phase of cannabis relief directed under the state’s legalization law and an executive order from the state Supreme Court.

The judiciary said in a June 8 press release that “3,015 individual cases were expunged in the Superior Court, 10,650 in the District Court, and 9,952 cases in the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal.”

Courts and law enforcement worked together to provide the automated relief, which follows the state enacting adult-use legalization last year. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Suttell then issued an executive order in January establishing procedure for mass expungements.

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