DENVER (AP) — In a story May 3 about marijuana legislation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the intent of the bill. It would seal misdemeanor pot convictions, not allow growers and retailers to reclassify their product as medical marijuana if federal policy changes.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Colorado House endorses bill to seal some misdemeanor pot convictions
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's House has endorsed a bill to allow people convicted of misdemeanor pot possession or use before recreational marijuana was legalized to seal their criminal records.
The House voted on Wednesday to approve the bill and send it to the Senate.
The bill would allow defendants convicted of a misdemeanor for using or possessing marijuana on or after Dec. 10, 2012, to petition to seal their records — if the offense would not have been a crime as of that date.
Colorado voters approved recreational marijuana in November 2012. Possession of the drug became legal on Dec. 10 of that year.