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Prosecution, sentencing and expungement questions remain

(Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series about the recent legalization of marijuana in Montana.)

With new marijuana laws coming into effect in the state after the passage of Ballot Initiative 190, there is a different bar to meet before marijuana activity crosses into illegal territory; it can still happen, but what happens to those people who have previously been arrested and convicted for activities that are now legal?

Under Section 36 of I-190, those with prior convictions for marijuana offenses can petition the court to be re-sentenced or have their conviction entirely expunged. All p...


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