Maine Cannabis Expungement & Felonies

Maine Cannabis Expungement & Felonies

Discover comprehensive insights into the Maine cannabis expungement process through these detailed and informative Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

How did Maine handle expungements for cannabis?

Currently, Maine does not automatically expunge records, but several bills are advancing through state legislation.

Legislative Document 1646, which, if enacted, would vacate all arrests, convictions, and adjudications related to cannabis possession and mandate automatic expungement of all such records by January 1, 2025. Until then, eligible individuals can apply for expungement at no direct cost​.​

All felonies? Only non-violent?

As things stand today, individuals convicted of Class E, D, or C crimes can petition for expungement 5 years post-sentence completion​1​.

Recent legislation (2022) allows the sealing of most Class E crimes committed between ages 18 and 28​.​

Were there any crimes related to cannabis that disqualified someone from applying as a social equity applicant?

No state social equity program or specific licensure set-asides for social equity operators​.

Status of Current Social Equity Program:

No state social equity program or specific licensure set-asides for social equity operators

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