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It just got easier to wipe that weed conviction off your record in WA. Here’s how

It just got easier to wipe that weed conviction off your record in WA. Here’s how

Melissa Santos | July 29, 2019

More than six years have passed since Washington voters approved legalizing marijuana use for adults 21 and older. Yet for thousands of people, past convictions for possessing the drug continue to follow them.

For many in Washington state, that won’t have to be the case anymore. Starting this week, a new state law will allow people convicted of possessing marijuana before it was legalized to wipe their records clean.

Under Senate Bill 5605, those convicted of marijuana possession in Washington state can apply to have those misdemeanor convictions vacated from their record, as long as they were 21 or older at the time of the offense.

It just got easier to wipe that weed conviction off your record in WA. Here’s how






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