Los Angeles County Expunges Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

February 13th, 2020, Local/Municipal, Public Policy, Regulatory, State

Acting on legislation that passed in 2018, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced the filing of a motion to expunge 66,000 marijuana convictions dating back to 1961.  

The expunged convictions include 62,000 felony convictions (for marijuana trafficking and cultivation) and approximately 4,000 misdemeanor possession cases.

In a press release, Lacey said that “[t]he dismissal of tens of thousands of old cannabis-related convictions in Los Angeles County will bring much-needed relief to communities of color that disproportionately suffered the unjust consequences of our nation’s drug laws.”