Los Angeles to Finally Erase 66,000 Unjust Pot Convictions

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This is great news, but there are a few catches to this long-overdue, bittersweet deal.

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On Thursday, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that her office convinced the court to dismiss nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions going as far back as 1961.

"We believe it is the largest effort in California to wipe out old criminal convictions in a single court motion," Lacey said during a press conference.

In 2018, two years after Californians approved the weed legalization referendum Proposition 64, the state passed Assembly...

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