Thursday, July 25, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020: Landlords in Oregon Can't Consider Previous Marijuana Convictions

On June 6th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 970. The bill prohibits landlords from considering past convictions for the use or possession of marijuana when screening prospective tenants. A second bill also becomes effective on that date, Senate Bill 420, establishing procedures for Oregon residents to set aside past convictions for marijuana-related offenses that are no longer illegal.

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