Support Expedited Clearing of Past Marijuana Convictions in California

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Marijuana has been legal for adults in California for five years, but a 2018 law aimed at automatically clearing past marijuana convictions in our state has not worked for all, due to the lack of a deadline for county courts to take action. A recent investigation found that 34,000 Californians have not have their records cleared yet. AB 1706 (Bonta) would give the courts until January 1, 2023 to update their case records and transmit them to the DOJ, which maintains the state criminal history database and responds to background checks.

Please let your Assemblymember know you support clearing past marijuana records in California.

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