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San Francisco to Throw Out Thousands of Pot Convictions

San Francisco to Throw Out Thousands of Pot Convictions

In the wake of the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, the city of San Francisco plans to eradicate and/or reduce thousands of weed-related convictions.

The office of California District Attorney George Gascon will be looking over 5,000 cases to consider reducing penalties of those convicted of marijuana-related felonies and completely tossing out 3,000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions. The office plans to do collective overhauls of convictions given individual reviews are expensive and time-consuming.

A bill requiring all California district attorneys to follow in Gascon’s footsteps is being evaluated by California legislators. Recreational marijuana was legalized in the state on New Year’s Day.

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A 2016 report claimed police arrest more citizens over marijuana than all violent crimes combined.

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