American Medical Association Supports Expungement Of Marijuana-Related Records In Cannabis Legal States

The American Association (AMA) has adopted a policy of supporting the of criminal records for people arrested or convicted of cannabis-related offenses in states where marijuana is legal or decriminalized.

“This affects young people aspiring to careers in medicine as well as many others who are denied housing, education, loans, and job opportunities. It simply isn’t fair to ruin a life based on actions that result in convictions but are subsequently legalized or decriminalized,” said AMA Trustee Scott Ferguson, M.D. “ is no panacea. It can be a lengthy and expensive process. Automatic expungement would relieve people of having to figure out and pay for …

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