With the legality of cannabis, the Southern Arizona Legal Aid will be assisting those with prior possession convictions to expunge them from their records. The clinic will be at the Greenlee County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 29, from 1 – 4 p.m. This is a free service.
CLIFTON — Southern Arizona Legal Aid (SALA) will host a free marijuana expungement clinic on Tuesday, March 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Greenlee County Courthouse, 223 5th St., in Clifton. SALA will assist people in filing for expungement of marijuana possession charges as part of a statewide effort called Reclaim Your Future/Reclama tu Futuro, which is led by the Arizona Marijuana Expungement Coalition*.
Prior convictions and even arrest records can be a significant barrier to gainful employment, safe housing, education, financial assistance, and other critical services.
Who: Southern Arizona Legal Aid, part of the Arizona Marijuana Expungement Coalition (AzMEC)
What: Free legal clinic to assist with filing to expunge a marijuana charge from your record
Where: Greenlee County Courthouse, 223 5th St., Clifton
When: Tuesday, March 29, 1 to 4 p.m.
Marijuana Expungement: Proposition 207 was passed by Arizona voters in 2020. The initiative legalized personal possession and use of recreational marijuana. It also allowed for people who had arrests or prior convictions for possession of marijuana to have those records expunged. Expungement means that prior marijuana-related records will be sealed to the public. For further details visit www.azexpunge.org.
*The Reclaim Your Future campaign is organized by the Arizona Marijuana Expungement Coalition and is funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services to help people seal their marijuana-related conviction histories. Our Coalition is composed of community legal services and advocacy organizations from across Arizona.