Since California’s recent law passed allowing legalized Marijuana, California is now reducing or dropping thousands of Marijuana convictions dating back from decades ago. District Attorney from San Francisco, George Gascon said “My office could dismiss and seal more than 3,000 misdemeanor Marijuana convictions in this city dating back to 1975. Prosecutors will now review and resentence if warranted, almost all 5,00 felony Marijuana cases as well”. The Marijuana journey in San Francisco, first arose in November of 2016. Voters passed Proposition 64, this law allows recreational use and growth of Marijuana in the state, for those 21 years of age or older, they are allowed up to 1 ounce of cannabis in any form. The legislation also permits people with past marijuana convictions that would have been lesser crimes, or even NO crime, under this new proposition to petition the court to review or dismiss their past or current case. Sadly, since the new law passed only 23 petitions have been filed to review cases. San Francisco prosecutors says “ recall and wipe out convictions en MASSE, to save on costly attorney fees and time, which was already wasted originally.”
We couldn’t help but agree, if you were arrested or jailed for something, that this new law allows, would you want to waste more resources getting it reversed?