Gov. Hickenlooper Colorado Marijuana convictions Cheddar Interview

Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had a meeting Monday morning to discuss the state’s efforts to dismiss marijuana convictions for non-violent convictions.

Update: Colo. gov considering pardons for nearly 40 people with marijuana convictions

The state’s Democratic governor confirmed the meeting in an interview Monday with news network Cheddar. He also said he’s had “informal” discussions with other governors on how to handle non-violent marijuana convictions.

“It’s roughly 40 cases (in Colorado) where we can be absolutely sure there was no violence involved in sentencing,” Hickenlooper told Cheddar.

Watch Hickenlooper’s comments on marijuana convictions

More on efforts to dismiss non-violent marijuana convictions

  • States that change marijuana laws find conundrums over old convictions
  • Across California, cities releasing marijuana prisoners and dropping convictions
  • San Francisco plans to erase thousands of marijuana convictions
  • California bill would automatically erase prior marijuana convictions
  • Massachusetts proposes option to expunge marijuana possession records