2000 Ganja Records Expunged


Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding says nearly 2,000 people who were convicted for certain ganja related offenses, have had their criminal records erased.

Parliament approved a Bill in October last year to have convictions expunged for persons who were previously fined up to 1-thousand dollars for a ganja related offense.

Minister Golding says there are two ways in which a person can have a ganja conviction erased from their record.

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The second method involves the submission of fingerprints to the police.

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Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding.

He says between 12,000 and 15,000 people are brought before the court annually for minor ganja offences.