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Marijuana conviction waivers to be allowed in Washington

Marijuana conviction waivers to be allowed in Washington

May 13, 2019 |

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Monday aimed at erasing old misdemeanor marijuana convictions, seven years after voters in the state approved an initiative that legalized the drug.

Under the new law judges are required to grant requests to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession charges that occurred before the drug was legalized, provided the defendant was 21 at the time.

Marijuana conviction waivers to be allowed in Washington






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