Seattle to clear past marijuana possession convictions

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All this sensibility is making me suspicious, and at the same time, regretful that I live on the east coast.


Hopefully this sudden gust of sanity will flow eastward like fresh air after the wildfires.

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Seattle certainly isn’t as liberal as we like to pretend, but I’m pretty damned proud my city is doing this.

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As has been pointed out by many people, the big problem is that most drug convictions are at the state level, so clearing them at the municipal-crime level doesn’t make a big impact. California and Oregon are the only states (so far) that allow people to clear pot convictions from their records, and California only passed their law LITERALLY TODAY. It’s a pity states where pot is now legal have been this slow to clear people with existing convictions.

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