I asked our friend, who is a lawyer, what an expungement law was? I had read they were expunging the records of people who had underage marijuana records now that marijuana was legal in Muskegon, MI.
He told myself and others that under MI’s new expungement law, anyone convicted of marijuana related offense involving conduct that not be illegal after 12/6/2018, can ask to have the conviction set aside, if they convicted you of possession of marijuana, use of marijuana, or possession of marijuana paraphernalia, you can seek expungement, expungement is the process by which the state detachs your conviction from all public records enjoy it never happens, then many states, enjoy MI, have expungement laws on their books when they legalize recreational marijuana, and there are some expungement laws for other crimes that have waiting periods before you can petition the court for expungement.
Marijuana convictions hold no waiting period, but he asked if I had an underage or other marijuana conviction that I was nervous about. I didn’t believe I had a conviction from when I was caught smoking marijuana at sixteen, although I wanted to check. My Mom’s friend, a police officer, found myself and others and our friends sitting behind an old barn, and took us all home. The people I was with and I were blessed all of us were in Muskegon, MI, and not in NY City. I’m not sure if Mom ever paid a fine for our underage marijuana use, because he said nothing. I got a substantial punishment at home. I couldn’t go out with our friends until I was eighteen, lost a cellphone, and was escorted whenever I left the house. Maybe a conviction would have been easier.