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California Scrambles to Speed Sluggish Expungement Process

A year after a law took affect allowing people to erase old cannabis convictions, nearly a million people still have criminal records more tarnished than they deserve.

Philadelphia DA Drops Cannabis Cases, Joining National Trend

Philly will no longer prosecute cannabis possession cases. Similar policies were recently enacted in Houston and Brooklyn.

DAs Making it Easier to Clear California Cannabis Convictions

San Francisco's DA is proactively expunging cannabis convictions, but other counties are waiting for people to come forward before acting.

‘Trading a Constitutional Right for Pain Relief’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From entrepreneurial Girl Scouts to enlightened gun lovers, here are the week's notable cannabis quotables.

As Seattle Vacates Misdemeanor Convictions, County Mulls Action on Felonies

On the heels of similar moves in California and Colorado, Seattle officials say they will move to vacate hundreds of misdemeanor convictions for cannabis possession.

‘Democracy Dies in Dankness’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

From Trumpy typos to expunged convictions, here are the week's most notable cannabis quotables.

California Prosecutors Dropping, Reducing Cannabis Convictions

San Francisco and San Diego are moving to erase thousands of marijuana convictions en masse, a step that could prove life-changing for some and could especially help minorities.

San Francisco to Wipe out Thousands of Cannabis Convictions

District Attorney George Gascon said his office will dismiss nearly 3,000 misdemeanor cases and review nearly 5,000 felony cases for possible action.

California Bill Would Ease Erasure of Cannabis Convictions

It's one of several efforts to build on the choice California voters' made to legalize marijuana despite fresh threats from the federal government.

How Activists Turned a Bad Massachusetts Bill Into a Great Law

Legislators nearly killed the best parts of the state's legalization law. Then local activists stepped to help create a gold-standard set of regulations.

Expungement Day: Get Help Clearing an Old Cannabis Arrest

With help from an industry program, people convicted of nonviolent cannabis crimes are going through process that allows them to expunge past charges.