Although marijuana was legal in Muskegon, MI, there were laws that differed in other areas, but basically followed the same rules as all of Michigan.
I had been in jail for almost three years for possession of marijuana when the state passed laws to make marijuana legal. Shortly after I was released, I couldn’t believe that the same thing I was in jail could be bought and consumed in several places in Muskegon. They had marijuana establishments, and I saw signs for a pot party. I thought this was wrong, and I voiced my thoughts. A friend of mine told me I could check into the expungement law and see if I was eligible to have the marijuana charges taken off my record. This would not bring back the four years I spent in prison for the possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia. I walked into the marijuana establishment and asked if I could have an application. When I was honest about the prison time and my marijuana charges, they didn’t say a word. The manager helped me fill out the application and asked when I was going to file to have the charges expunged. We discussed all the new laws, and he asked if I would take some classes. Although marijuana was legal in Muskegon, MI, there were laws that differed in other areas, but basically followed the same rules as all of Michigan. I was okay with learning about the laws had previously included imprisonment for me and thousands of other people over the years. I wanted to know if everyone had the right to look for expungement. Although he wasn’t sure of the exact law, I was going to find out. I had to learn all about marijuana laws for my job, and I was going to include rules of expungement.