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New Program Helps Wipe Marijuana Convictions From Your Record

"In January, the City and County of Denver launched Turning Over a New Leaf, a program that streamlines the process of getting such convictions vacated and sealed (unlike expungement, where a conviction is erased, these convictions will still be visible to law enforcement and in deeper background checks, though successful applicants can say they have no convictions on their records). The initiative is a collaborative effort between Mayor Michael Hancock, and the offices of the Denver District Attorney and City Attorney."


“Given the fact that possessing a small amount of marijuana is now legal in Denver, it appeared that in the interest of fairness and justice, it would be appropriate to allow people who had those kinds of convictions in their past to have them vacated and sealed,” says Denver District Attorney Beth McCann. “It seemed like it was the right thing to do.”


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