Thousands of Californians Could Get Their Marijuana Convictions Cleared. But It’s Complicated.
When California legalized marijuana in 2016, Ingrid Archie celebrated. Then it was time to file paperwork.
Ms. Archie was among the thousands of Californians eligible to have cannabis-related convictions reduced or cleared from their records under provisions of the new law that not only made the possession of marijuana legal, it also mandated that penalties for minor offenses that were no longer crimes be retroactively eliminated and that some other convictions be reduced.