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Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization

Seattle court agrees to vacate misdemeanor marijuana convictions prosecuted before legalization

September 24, 2018 |

Seattle Municipal Court judges have agreed to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted before pot was legalized in Washington state.

City Attorney Pete Holmes filed a motion in April asking the court to take the historic step for all convictions and charges between 1996 and 2010 “to right the injustices of a drug war that has primarily targeted people of color.”

All seven of the court’s judges signed an order Sept. 11 setting out a process for nixing the cases. As many as 542 people could be affected. The Seattle court doesn’t handle felony cases.

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