Immigration Impact: Analysis of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act
Drug Policy Alliance, Immigration Legal Resource Center
Sep 29, 2016

This report finds key positive immigration outcomes that could result from this marijuana reform initiative:

.      By decriminalizing marijuana offenses for persons age 21 and older, Prop. 64 would help some noncitizens avoid losing their lawful status or being barred from applying for future lawful status.

.      By reducing minor marijuana offenses to infractions for persons 18 to 20 years of age, Prop. 64 would reduce the number of young persons from being barred from key forms of immigration relief.

.      By providing post-conviction relief, Prop. 64 would both reduce the number of people subject to deportation for marijuana-related conduct and open up opportunities for noncitizens with past marijuana convictions.

.      Prop. 64 would also ensure access to some humanitarian programs for immigrants, such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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