San Francisco to Clear Decades Old Marijuana Convictions

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  

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