The Spokane City Council voted to vacate all misdemeanor possession of marijuana convictions and charges.
Thecity council for Spokane, Washington, voted 6-0 this week to allow possession of marijuana convictions to be vacated.
But according to local reports, these convictions aren’t going to be cleared automatically.
Those convicted of a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge will have to fill out a form with the Spokane Municipal Court in order to have those original charges vacated.
The Spokesman Review states that “from 1997 to 2012, 1,817 convictions for misdemeanor marijuana possession were delivered in Spokane Municipal Court, according to court data included in a city briefing paper.”
How come this isn’t a statewide law in Washington if recreational marijuana is legal? Seems a little backwards, doesn’t it? Tell us what you think by sounding off in the comments section below.
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