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Arizona Court Clears Over 3,600 Cannabis Charges

Court sees influx of petitioners filing for Prop. 207 expungements Law Library Resource Center supports court customers seeking to clear marijuana convictions

PHOENIX (August 30, 2021) – Following the passage of Prop. 207 in 2020, an average of 650 people a week are filing petitions with the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County to have felony marijuana-related convictions wiped off their records. To assist petitioners, the Superior Court in Maricopa County’s Law Library Resource Center, one of many organizations throughout Arizona helping with the expungement process, has posted all the necessary forms online at https://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/llrc/crex1 as well as for instructions on how to file them.

“The Law Library Resource Center worked hard to ensure the forms and instructions are easy to complete for customers seeking to expunge their felony marijuana conviction or arrest record. They can download the forms and instructions for free on our website and follow the instructions for the remainder of the process,” said Paula Collins, administrator of the Law Library Resource Center. Under Prop. 207, which allowed the legalization, taxation and recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and over, residents may petition the court to have their marijuana conviction expunged. Since filing started in July 2021, the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County has granted 3,643 petitions for expungement.

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