More California Counties Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions

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More California Counties Move to Expunge Past Marijuana Convictions | NORML

SACRAMENTO, CA — Officials in two additional California counties, Sonoma County (population 502,000) and Yolo County (population 213,000), have announced that they will proactively review and vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Sonoma county officials estimate that some 3,000 cases are eligible for either a sentence reduction or expungement. In Yolo County, the District Attorney’s Office has […]

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California: Alameda County District Attorney to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions

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OAKLAND, CA — The District Attorney for Alameda County has announced her intent to automatically vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Alameda County, which includes Oakland, is the 7th-most populous county in California. According to the DA’s office, there are an estimated 6,000 marijuana convictions eligible for either a sentence reduction or a dismissal. “California is offering […]

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Seattle City Officials Back Plan to Vacate Past Marijuana Convictions

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SEATTLE, WA — Seattle city officials have announced their intentions to vacate the criminal convictions of minor marijuana possession offenders. The city’s mayor and city attorney announced the plan last Thursday. “This action is a necessary first step in righting the wrongs of the past and putting our progressive values into action,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. […]

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Report: Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles in Past Year

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Report: Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles in Past Year | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Domestic hemp production increased dramatically from 2016 to 2017, according to data compiled by the advocacy organization Vote Hemp. The group calculates that US farmers cultivated over 23,000 acres of hemp in 2017, up from fewer than 10,000 acres in 2016. Under a 2014 federal law, states may license hemp cultivation as part of a university sponsored […]

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