Close-up of a vibrant green cannabis plant with multiple pointed leaves. The plant is in focus, displaying its characteristic serrated leaf edges and central stem, while the background is softly blurred—symbolizing the evolving marijuana laws in Pennsylvania.

On September 1, 2022, the state of Pennsylvania announced the PA Marijuana Pardon Project. This is a milestone project that seeks to quickly pardon Pennsylvanians from marijuana-related convictions. Continue reading to learn if you are eligible to pardon your marijuana-related convicted through this Project and how an experienced York County, PA drug crime attorney at Ilkhanoff & Silverstein can assist you through this application process.

Am I eligible to have my marijuana-related conviction excused with the PA Marijuana Pardon Project?

If you have been adversely affected by a minor marijuana defense on your record, then you may be able to rid of this problem with the newly established PA Marijuana Pardon Project. Notably, this Project is estimated to help tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who have been convicted over the past several decades, even those with convictions pre-dating marijuana’s inclusion as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act.

With that being said, you are only eligible for a pardon: if you only received either of the two limited misdemeanor marijuana convictions.

What is the deadline to have my marijuana conviction excused with the PA Marijuana Pardon Project?

Unfortunately, there is a tight turnaround between the Project’s announcement and the deadline to apply to have your marijuana conviction excused. That is, the Project only covers people who apply by September 30.

With this, the application requires the following:

  • You must be able to access and complete the form via the internet.
  • You must be able to navigate the Keystone Login system to get a username and password.
  • You must be able to acquire your Docket Number, County, and Offense Tracking Number for each conviction.

Navigating this process may be difficult. This is why you cannot proceed any further without retaining the services of a skilled York County, PA criminal defense attorney. Our firm will ensure that you meet this deadline with the proper documentation. Give us a call today.


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