PA Marijuana Pardon Project

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Ends September 30

On September 1, 2022, the Governor, Lt. Governor and Board of Pardons announced a special 30-day-only program for people whose ONLY crime EVER was the possession of small amounts of marijuana – no other convictions ever in any state or the federal laws.

The ONLY crimes covered are:

  • Possession of Marijuana (Title 35 Section 780-113 Subsection A31)   
  • Marijuana, Small Amount Personal Use (Title 35 Section 780-113 Subsection A31I) 

IF YOU QUALIFY, there is a short-form application that is ONLY AVAILABLE ON-LINE.

To apply, CLICK HERE.

To get to that application, you need to create a Keystone Login – a special ID from Pennsylvania. To do that, go here

To do this, you will need to:

  •  Answer some questions
  • Have an email address  or cell phone – and be able to check it right away, since it sends you a code
  • Choose a “username” – this can be your namewithoutanyspaces or anything else 12 or more letters long
  • Choose a “password” – which has to be at least 8 letters-or-numbers long and have at least 3 of these 4 things:
  • One uppercase letter.
  • One lowercase letter.
  • One numeric number.
  • One non-character (such as !,#,%,^, etc).


To apply, you will need a couple of things about your conviction(s) that you SHOULD be able to get online:

  1. The Court Term and Number
  2. The County where you got convicted
  3. The “OTN” (Offense Tracking Number)

            For “search by” click on “Participant Name”

            Then fill in Last Name, First Name, Date of Birth

            Then for “Docket type” click “Criminal”

Your record should come up then.  Click on the image to the right that looks like a building. That’s your court summary.  The three pieces of information you need should be on this summary. Once you register for a Keystone ID and find your conviction details, you are ready to apply for your pardon at

If you cannot find your criminal record online:  email the Board of Pardons at, tell them you cannot find your Docket Number or OTN, and ask them what you are supposed to do next.

The Board has answered other questions, and you can read more about the program here.

For the press release, click here.