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Alaska Court System Rule Change will Remove Marijuana Convictions from State Database


The Alaska Supreme Court recently announced an order requiring the Alaska Court System to remove the marijuana possession convictions of about 750 Alaskans from Courtview, the state’s online database of court cases, on May 1st. The court action follows years of similar unsuccessful legislative efforts for Alaska to join the nationwide trend of removing these convictions. Impacted individuals will include those who were 21 or older when they were convicted of possessing an ounce or less of marijuana, as long as the conviction is not linked to another crime. According to the order, the records will still be available for inspection at courthouses and will be discoverable with a criminal background check. However, they will not be as easy to locate for the general public.

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