New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions

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New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

BROOKLYN, NY — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez at a press conference today announced his intent to vacate over ten thousand low-level marijuana convictions. Though state lawmakers decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 1977, possessing small amounts of cannabis “in public view” remains a criminal misdemeanor. City police have made several hundred thousand arrests since the late 1990s for violation of the […]

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

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

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 City Officials Back Plan to Vacate Past Marijuana Convictions | NORML

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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