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San Diego County District Attorneys Work to Overturn Marijuana Convictions

San Diego County District Attorneys Work to Overturn Marijuana Convictions

San Diego County District Attorneys Work to Overturn Marijuana Convictions

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and defense attorneys are working to dismiss or reduce thousands of marijuana convictions.

City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization

City of Seattle to Nullify All Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession Convictions From Years Prior to Legalization

SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced today that the city will nullify all misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession in the years before marijuana was legalized for adult use in Washington state.

City of Seattle Will Move to Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases

Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes Announce the City of Seattle Will Move to Vacate Misdemeanor Marijuana Cases

SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced that the City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington.

District Attorney George Gascón Applies Proposition 64 Retroactively to Every Marijuana Case Since 1975

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today, District Attorney George Gascón announced that the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office will be retroactively applying Proposition 64, which legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older, to misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975.

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Saturday: Free Expungement Fair in Los Angeles for People Clearing or Reducing Marijuana Records

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Saturday, December 2nd, there will be an expungement fair in Los Angeles, CA for people who are looking to get their felony records reduced, dismissed, or expunged of their criminal record.

Study: Washington Youth Cannabis Use Hasn't Increased

Study: Washington Youth Cannabis Use Hasn’t Increased

Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state.

Nevada Bill Would Vacate Convictions for Marijuana Possession

Nevada Bill Would Vacate Convictions for Marijuana Possession

Nevada residents convicted of simple marijuana possession could get a new lease on life if one state lawmaker gets his way. Introduced by Assemblyman William McCurdy II, Assembly Bill 259 would vacate the convictions of Nevada residents who had been caught with one ounce or less of marijuana before Jan. 1, 2017.

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Will Reinstate College Aid to Students With Drug Convictions

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pushing to repeal a Higher Education Act provision that strips college financial aid from students with drug convictions.

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Is Clemency on The Horizon For Drug Convictions?

The New York Times reported on Friday, July 3, that President Obama is expected to commute the sentences of dozens of nonviolent drug offenders during the next few weeks. But most drug convictions happen under state law. Is there any relief on the horizon for nonviolent drug offenders over-sentenced in state courts?


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