Seattle Asks Court to Dismiss Marijuana Convictions Before It Was Legalized
Date:  04-29-2018

Now that marijuana is legal in Seattle. Mayor wants to wipe out collateral consequences of marijuana convictions before law took place
From the Seattle Times:

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion Friday asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and dismiss all charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession that were prosecuted in a period before pot was legalized statewide.

In a statement, Holmes called the motion “one small step to right the injustices of a drug war that has primarily targeted people of color.”

“As we see marijuana sold in retail storefronts today, people who simply had a joint in their pocket a decade ago still have a red mark on their records,” he said.

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