The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and defense attorneys are working to dismiss or reduce thousands of marijuana convictions.
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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.
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.
Alaska residents with cannabis convictions on their records may get a second chance. On Jan. 31, 2018, Rep. Harriet Drummond introduced HB 316, a bill that would seek to seal public records pertaining to certain cannabis convictions.
Thousands of San Francisco residents convicted of marijuana offenses since 1975 will see those convictions dismissed or reduced under an effort announced on Wednesday by the city’s district attorney.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) reintroduced legislation to change penalties students face when convicted of minor marijuana offenses.
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.
On Jan. 10, 2017, the United States Air Force announced that it would relax its policy on barring recruits who have previously used marijuana from entering the service.
Federal law does not protect the right of two ministers of the Hawaii Cannabis Ministry to distribute large amounts of marijuana for their religious practices.
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.
In an attempt to even out what now seem like uneven punishments, the city of Spokane, Washington, has recently passed an ordinance to retroactively allow those with marijuana convictions to vacate them.
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?
Cannabis stocks are still working through their own issues. We saw several ridiculous press releases again that amounted to mostly nothing of value.