CALIFORNIA—(ENEWSPF)—December 31, 2017
By: Rosemary Piser
In addition to recreational marijuana becoming legal on New Year’s Day, California is offering a second chance to people convicted of almost any marijuana crimes, from serious felonies to small infractions, with the opportunity to have their criminal records cleared or the charges sharply reduced. State officials hope to reverse decades of marijuana convictions that can make it difficult for people to gain meaningful employment and disproportionately affect low-income minorities.
Details are provided in the articles posted below that were previously published in the Washington Post, NPR, and the Los Angeles Times.
Convicted of a marijuana crime in California? It might go away, thanks to legal pot.
By: Rob Kuznia and Katie Zezima
December 17, 2017
Carrying A Weed Conviction In California? There May Be A Fix For That
December 19, 2017
Los Angeles Times
Free legal clinic assists those who want to reduce or expunge marijuana convictions
By: Christine Mai-Duc
December 2, 2017