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Seattle Mayor, Vermont House Committee Explore Marijuana Conviction Erasures
Author: Marijuana.com Staff 08/02/2018 - 21:32:00

“The war on drugs had devastating impacts on people, especially people of color and their families. People’s lives were ruined for misdemeanor marijuana offenses. This action is a necessary first step in righting the wrongs of the past and putting our progressive values into action,” said Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan Thursday.

The Mayor’s Office made an announcement that the City of Seattle will make a motion to vacate misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession in the state.

Since 2012, the state of Washington has allowed marijuana possession and consumption for adults 21 and over. Cannabis has also been considered the lowest priority for police enforcement since the passage of Initiative 75 in 2003.

And Seattle citizens with misdemeanor charges need only qualify for their conviction to be erased.

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