San Francisco to Wipe Out Over 9000 Marijuana Convictions
San Francisco is about to make history as the first U.S. city to expunge all past marijuana convictions after a California state law made recreational marijuana legal.
This will help people with past marijuana convictions obtain housing, as well as, secure employment and many other things that their pot conviction has been a roadblock to.
Of the 9,362 people affected, 5.5954 will have felonies erased from their record.In the coming weeks a judge will finalize expungements.
Previously, under Proposition 64. people with pot records could petition to have their records expunged. this proved to be time consuming and tedious and only 23 eligible people took the initiative.
San Francisco's move on this is in an anticipation of a slowdown in legalization crackdowns by the Trump administration. Attorney General, William Barr is moving to discontinue the crackdown.
Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule 1 drug. Unbelievably, in the same category as heroin and ecstasy. Look for Federal legalization to be a big campaign issue in the 2020 elections.
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