Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day

Los Angeles County expunges 66,000 marijuana convictions in a day

Leafly Report Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey announced Thursday the filing of a motion to expunge 66,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1961—including 62,000 felony convictions and 4,000 misdemeanors. A superior court judge signed the order Tuesday. According to reports, Lacey’s motion removes felonies from the records of 22,000 people. About 15,000 individuals now no longer have a criminal record at all. Cannabis convictions can alter life trajectories—narrowing education, housing, and employment options for decades after something as little as getting busted for a joint. Voter-approved, legally mandated, computer-assisted justice California police made 2.3 million marijuana arrests during decades of…

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