R.I. Judiciary expunges more than 23K cannabis possession charges

THE R.I. JUDICIARY has expunged more than 23,000 cannabis possession charges issued prior to the state's legalization of recreational cannabis, with a second phase of expungements in the works. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – In the first of two phases required under the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, the state judiciary on Thursday announced that it has expunged more than 23,000 cannabis possession charges. The policy, signed in January, grants automatic expungement of cannabis possession charges to individuals who, prior to Rhode Island's legalization of recreational cannabis, were…

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