Connecticut judges have granted more than 80 percent of requests to erase marijuana possession convictions since the state decriminalized small amounts of pot in 2011, state Judicial Branch records show.
Thousands of people busted in Connecticut for marijuana possession now have the right to get their convictions erased after the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the violation had been downgraded to the same legal level as a parking ticket.
Connecticut police have been busting stoners on Weed Street. Last week, a man from New Canaan was issued a ticket for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after an officer pulled him over on Weed Street because his window tint appeared to be too dark.
An elderly couple, on vacation from Colorado, was busted in Connecticut earlier this week for felony drug possession after a routine traffic stop led officers to unleash their dogs on the couple’s motor home.