The City of Seattle has filed a motion with the Seattle Municipal court that would remove marijuana convictions handed down between 1997 and 2010.

“Vacating charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession is a necessary step to correct the injustices of what was a failed war on drugs, which disproportionately affected communities of color in Seattle,” said Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) in a statement.

The motion would affect some 542 people who were charged for marijuana possession in Seattle. 

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Calvin Hughes ~ Civilized.Life

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