A novel approach to marijuana expungements has helped San Francisco identify more than 8,100 cannabis convictions dating back to 1975 that will soon be automatically cleared, the district attorney’s office announced on Monday.

That would make San Francisco, which is both a city and county, the first county in the United States to complete an automatic marijuana expungement process.

The office had previously expunged the records of 1,230 residents, so the sum total of sealed convictions will be over 9,600.

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Kyle Jaeger ~ MarijuanaMoment.net ~

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