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Following in Seattle’s footsteps, Pierce County looks to throw out marijuana convictions

Following in Seattle’s footsteps, Pierce County looks to throw out marijuana convictions

MYNORTHWEST.COM |

“Our plan is to open the door to make it easier for people to come in and vacate those marijuana convictions,” Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said.

In February, Seattle said it would clear thousands of minor pot convictions. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan called it a necessary step forward to address the harm inflicted by the war on drugs.

Lindquist echoed Durkan’s statement.

“We’re concerned about how these convictions might affect the ability of people to get jobs, get housing, and just generally do the things we hope people will do, right? We don’t want an old marijuana conviction, especially now that it’s legal, to be an obstacle.”

Following in Seattle’s footsteps, Pierce County looks to throw out marijuana convictions






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