Los Angeles DA moves to dismiss nearly 60,000 marijuana convictions

Los Angeles DA moves to dismiss nearly 60,000 marijuana convictions

Author: Phil Helsel

The new dismissals mean the possibility of better futures for thousands of people, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said.

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors in Los Angeles will move to dismiss nearly 60,000 marijuana-related convictions about five years after California voters approved recreational cannabis, the district attorney’s office said Monday.

Officials identified about 58,000 cases that are eligible for dismissal, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said. The cases go back three decades.

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