L.A. County Dist. Atty. Dismisses 66,000 Marijuana Convictions

Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey on Thursday announced that she had secured the dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County, marking a major step in a growing national effort to undo the harsh effects of a decades-long drug war.

The move, which comes years after California voters legalized weed, reverses decades of drug enforcement that disproportionately targeted people of color — who then faced barriers in finding housing and jobs and enrolling in school.

Lacey this week filed a motion asking a judge to erase 62,000 felony convictions dating to 1961 and 4,000 misdemeanor convictions in 10 cities across the county. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta signed the order Tuesday. …

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Comments

  1. Interesting the convictions mentioned here did not state how many were for smuggling and sale of a controlled substance.

    There is some logic if you were pulled over and found to have less then an ounce. This act totally ignores overt criminal behavior with intent to commit a hard core felony.

    And you vote Democrat why?

  2. This is just the prelude to gathering more taxes.

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