“This is a simple, yet critical, move that will provide relief, compassion and dignity to terminally-ill Californians.”
The new cases consist of both felony and misdemeanor convictions dating back three decades.
Senate Bill 311 (a/k/a Ryan’s Law) provides for “a terminally ill patient’s use of medicinal cannabis within the health care facility.”
“The sponsors of this year’s recall election are no friends of marijuana or criminal justice reform. Whatever else might be said about Gavin Newsom, no governor has been so supportive of legal marijuana,” California NORML said in an action alert.
“At 100 percent of the recreational marijuana outlets visited, the pseudo-underage patrons were required to show age identification to enter.”
“In examining marijuana use before and after legalization of recreational sales in California, we found that frequency of use did not change significantly overall, including following legalization.”
State officials have identified nearly 200,000 Californians eligible to have their marijuana-related convictions either dismissed or resentenced.