Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that his office will automatically dismiss nearly 60,000 past cannabis convictions, as part of the ongoing effort to remediate the harm done by the War on Drugs.

Gascón’s move follows the first wave of expungements carried out by his predecessor, Jackie Lacey, who dismissed 66,000 marijuana-related convictions last year.

Today’s announcement means that Los Angeles County has dismissed a total of roughly 125,000 past cannabis convictions. The expungements come roughly five years after California voters legalized the adult use of marijuana in Nov. 2016.

“Dismissing these convictions means the possibility of a better future to thousands of disenfranchised people who are receiving…

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