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Seattle erases 15 years of marijuana convictions in historic move

Seattle judges have unanimously agreed to clear 15 years’ worth of marijuana-related convictions, bringing relief to many residents.

This decision, proposed earlier this year, will erase possession charges from 1996 to 2012, aligning with the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes expressed optimism, saying, “We’ve come a long way,” urging other regions to follow suit.

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the importance of righting past wrongs and creating equal opportunities.

This initiative addresses the disproportionate impact on …

Source video: FOX 13 Seattle on YouTube

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