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Arizona Supreme Court Launches Website To Help People Navigate Marijuana Expungement Process

By Jimmy Jenkins
Published: Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 4:30pm
Updated: Friday, June 4, 2021 - 8:17am

The Arizona Supreme Court has launched a new website to help people determine if they are eligible to have their records expunged for marijuana-related offenses. 

Provisions in the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, passed by voters in 2020, will take effect this summer, allowing some people to expunge court records of arrests and convictions for certain marijuana-related offenses.

Aaron Nash, communications director for the Arizona Supreme Court, says in this case, expungement means the records will not be available to the public.

“It’s more like a sealed document," He said. "So if the public goes looking for it, there’s no record of this arrest or conviction having happened.”

Nash said tens of thousands of Arizonans could be eligible.

People who think they might qualify can visit the website for more information. Petitions for expungement are also available on the site but they cannot be filed until July 12.