District Attorney for Los Angeles County Jackie Lacey moved forward with a historic overturn of more than 66k marijuana possession charges in 10 cities in the L.A. County area. Some of those cities will include Pasadena, Burbank, Inglewood, Torrance, and Santa Monica.
Lacey says, "We believe it is the largest effort in California to wipe out old criminal convictions in a single court motion."
Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta signed the motion to overturn more than 60k felony marijuana convictions, and 3,700 misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions.
"I've instructed by deputy district attorneys to ask the court to dismiss all eligible cannabis-related convictions," Lacey said. "I also took the will of the voters one step further. I expanded the criteria to go above and beyond the parameters of the law to ensure that many more people will benefit from this historic moment in time."
To be eligible candidates must match some criteria:
50 years of age or older
Must not have been convicted of a crime within the last ten years
Anyone under the age of 21 with a conviction
Any convicted that have successfully completed probation
Proposition 64 passed in 2016, legalized marijuana in California. California law allows individuals to possess or buy up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants.