Marijuana Amnesty Project
If you have ever been arrested for marijuana in Philadelphia, you can start the process of clearing your record for free today. Get started with PLSE’s online intake form. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be completed on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. After you fill out your intake, our attorneys will review your intake to see if you qualify and get back to you in 4-6 weeks.
To be part of this effort:
- The crime CAN involve the purchase, possession, use, manufacture, distribution and/or sale of marijuana and/or paraphernalia, and must be listed within Section 13 of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act of 1972;< and,
- The crime CANNOT involve any “act of violence” as the Board has defined that term; and,
- The crime CANNOT involve “driving under the influence” except if the individual was a medical marijuana cardholder at the time of the incident.
The program is for anyone whose marijuana-related conviction was in Philadelphia County. To apply, click on this link: www.plsephilly.org/intake. The service is free for any Philadelphia resident whose household income is below 200% of the federal poverty line.
- Don’t know if your record qualifies for the Marijuana Amnesty Project? Not a problem! PLSE helps people with all kinds of criminal records, not just for marijuana. If you meet the income requirements set by the federal government and you have a criminal record in Pennsylvania, we may still be able to help. PLSE files expungements for arrests in Philadelphia County and can help Philadelphia residents fill out their pardon applications, even if your conviction was in another county or for something other than cannabis.
- If you prefer to fill out your intake in person, check out PLSE’s online event calendar and attend one of our community clinics to fill out your intake with the help of a PLSE employee or trained volunteer.