Febrero 21, 2018

San Francisco to Throw Out Thousands of Pot Convictions

03 Febrero 2018, 07:22 | Martinez Canez

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San Francisco will wipe out thousands of marijuana convictions

California's new marijuana laws created a pathway to expunge records, so why is San Francisco's new policy so important? San Diego has already identified 4,700 old felony and misdemeanor convictions to downgrade or clear.

The move, which will retroactively apply California's pot-legalization laws to past criminal cases, will benefit thousands whose drug convictions resulted in criminal records that have the potential to hurt their chances of landing a job or even secure housing, the San Francisco Gate reported.

"The role of government should be to ease burdens and expedite the operation of law - not create unneeded obstacles, barriers and delay", Bonta said in a statement.

What is the new law on marijuana? California is among eight states that allow adults to use pot recreationally.

Gascon's move is in line with a similar effort in nearby Oakland, where city officials have created a system through which longtime residents with marijuana convictions can get preferential treatment for marijuana sales licenses.

Some felony convictions could be related to other offenses, and each case must be reviewed individually to determine if a sentence reduction is appropriate, he said.

In announcing the review, Mr Gascón specifically lashed out at the Trump administration, contrasting San Francisco's direction with the fact that "drug policy on the federal level is going backwards". Recreational marijuana was legalized in the state on New Year's Day.

Meanwhile, Fresno County is taking a case-by-case approach for changing these convictions. He also claims that the nation has failed to distinguish what is "dangerous" and what is a "nuisance" when it comes to drugs, hence breaking communities throughout the country.

Starting with this announcement, many records will be automatically expunged-a positive for low-income folks who have such things on their record and can't afford to get them removed. But the city of San Francisco is taking that aspect as step farther.

Data from 2010-11 shows that Black people represented half of the marijuana-related arrests in San Francisco while comprising just 6 percent of the population.

But according to statistics from Drug Policy Alliance, not everyone eligible for the relief took advantage of it.

More than 3,000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions made in San Francisco courts since 1975 will be sealed and dismissed according to prosecutors.

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