CA Clears Marijuana Convictions
With recreational marijuana now legal in California, the state has begun making efforts to clear the records of people with marijuana convictions that predate legalization. In January, the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office announced it will expunge cannabis-related misdemeanors and felonies from as far back as 1975, essentially retroactively applying marijuana legalization laws to these cases. As the Los Angeles Times reported in January of 2018, “San Francisco’s move could be the beginning of a larger movement to address old pot convictions, though it’s still far from clear how many other counties will follow the famously liberal city’s lead.” [Read more…]
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