Overturning Pot Convictions

Recreational marijuana is legal in California and now, a new 2019 law will help those previously convicted of pot-related crimes.

Posted: Jan 1, 2019 7:06 AM
Updated: Jan 1, 2019 11:06 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif - Recreational marijuana is legal in California and now, a new 2019 law will help those previously convicted of pot-related crimes.

Currently, the cannabis industry is regulated under the Adult Use Marijuana Act. 

The act states that anyone over the age of 21 can legally possess, process and transport cannabis.

This new law would help people reduce their prior convictions that would no longer stand and possibly get in the way of a new home or job.

This law also gives courts a deadline of July 1, 2020, to automatically reduce or dismiss those crimes.

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