San Francisco Is dismissing Marijuana Convictions, Dating Back To 1975

California legalized the use of marijuana at the beginning of the year.
This mean the city is erasing decades of past criminal records.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the new move will affect thousands of residents whose marijuana convictions have “hurt chances of finding jobs and obtaining some government benefits.” District Attorney George Gascón said his office will “dismiss and seal more than 3,000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions in San Francisco dating back to 1975. Prosecutors will also review and, if necessary, re-sentence 4,940 felony marijuana cases.”

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