State officials have identified nearly 200,000 Californians eligible to have their marijuana-related convictions either dismissed or resentenced.
The District Attorney’s Office for Sonoma County, California (population 502,000) is directing staff to review and vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. County officials estimate that an estimated 3,000 cases are eligible for either a sentencing reduction or expungement.
The District Attorney for Alameda County has announced her intent to automatically vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Alameda County, which includes Oakland, is the 7th-most populous county in California.
Select retailers will begin engaging in adult use marijuana sales on the morning of Monday, January 1. California joins Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in permitting cannabis sales to those over the age of 21.
Local and state lawmakers are considering unduly restrictive rules and regulations for marijuana home grows.
California voters approved the legalization of marijuana this past November, but for some cities, embracing the new law is going to take some time.