February 13, 2020

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, working with Code for America, announced the dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

The fruits of cannabis legalization continued to blossom in the Golden State Thursday.

Los Angeles County district attorney Jackie Lacey announced Thursday the filing of a motion to expunge 66,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1961—including 62,000 felony convictions and 4,000 misdemeanors. A superior court judge signed the order Tuesday.

According to reports, Lacey’s motion removes felonies from the records of 22,000 people. About 15,000 individuals now no longer have a criminal record at all. Cannabis convictions can alter life trajectories—narrowing…

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