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California lawmakers move to erase old marijuana convictions

Posted by / August 27, 2018

In 2016, California allowed adults to use marijuana legally. Doing so negated a number of crimes, under which hundreds of thousands of people have been convicted of felonies or misdemeanors. From the article, “The state DOJ estimates that almost 220,000 cases are eligible for erasure or reduction. The DOJ has until July 1, 2019, to compile the list of eligible cases and forward it to the appropriate district attorney’s office.” Besides having sentences reduced, this will allow convicted felons to get their gun-rights back.

Full story at Bakersfield Now.

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