New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions

New York: Brooklyn DA to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

BROOKLYN, NY — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez at a press conference today announced his intent to vacate over ten thousand low-level marijuana convictions. Though state lawmakers decriminalized minor marijuana possession offenses in 1977, possessing small amounts of cannabis “in public view” remains a criminal misdemeanor. City police have made several hundred thousand arrests since the late 1990s for violation of the […]

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