San Francisco is planning to apply California's legalization laws to retroactively erase thousands of marijuana related convictions. Anyone in the state of California can petition a court to remove their marijuana related cases citing the state's Proposition 64 but District Attorney George Gascon announced Wednesday that the city plans to review cases as a whole.
More than 3,000 misdemeanor cases dating as far back as 1975 are being dismissed as a result of the audit. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that over a thousand other felony cases will be considered.
So far, more than 5,000 people have petitioned state courts to expel their marijuana convictions.
Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle