Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation, Assembly Bill 1793, facilitating the review and expungement of hundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions.
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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.
Local and state laws struggle to establish consistency for California marijuana farmers.
According to the Associated Press, voters in California will approve Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The AP has the measure leading 55 percent to 45 percent and has called the race.