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Seattle asks court to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions from before legalization

Seattle asks court to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions from before legalization

April 27, 2018 |

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion Friday asking the Seattle Municipal Court to vacate all convictions and dismiss all charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession that were prosecuted in a period before pot was legalized statewide.

In a statement, Holmes called the motion “one small step to right the injustices of a drug war that has primarily targeted people of color.”

Seattle asks court to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions from before legalization






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