The Roll-Up Bonus Ep: Got a Cannabis Conviction? Seattle’s DA Will Erase It

Published on June 6, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020
FILE - In this July 8, 2014, file photo, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, left, shakes hands with clerk Pam Fenstermacher after purchasing marijuana at Cannabis City in Seattle, on the first day that sales of recreational pot became legal in the state. More than five years after Washington state legalized marijuana, Seattle officials said Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, they're moving to automatically clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession - a step similarly announced by San Francisco last week. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, Pool, File)
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Bonus Episode: Seattle City Attorney Expunges Cannabis Convictions

A very special bonus interview: Bruce and Ben sit down with Pete Holmes, the Seattle City Attorney who pioneered a decriminalization policy, then co-sponsored the initiative that legalized the adult use of cannabis in Washington State. Now he’s moving to vacate hundreds of minor cannabis convictions. Next up: Cannabis clubs and marijuana tourism?

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