Many residents of Sonoma County, California will be thrilled to learn that the County’s District Attorney’s Office is direct staff to start clearing almost 3,000 marijuana related convictions.
It was in November of 2016 that California residents voted to approve Proposition 64, which legalized the adult use of marijuana. The Proposition also reconsidered prior marijuana convictions.
Many cities have already said that they would clear marijuana convictions and Sonoma County is the latest.
The district attorney’s office has said however that there are still over 3,000 convictions that haven’t been reduced or dismissed.
There has been a deputy district attorney that has been selected to process petitions from people who have requested that their sentences to be reduced or expunged.
People are invited by the office to fill out a petition if they think someone is eligible to have marijuana related convictions reduced or dismissed.