AMA calls for expungement of now-legal cannabis crimes

At its House of Delegates meeting, the AMA adopted a policy that calls on states to expunge the criminal records of people who were incarcerated for cannabis-related offenses that were later decriminalized or legalized.Although the AMA opposes the legalization of cannabis, it supports “mitigating the collateral consequences” of cannabis-related crimes in states where it is now legal, according to an AMA press release.The new policy seeks to “introduce equity and fairness into the fast-changing effort to legalize cannabis,” which is legal for medical use in 37 states,Read More