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posted Friday, February 9, 2018 - Volume 46 Issue 06
Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes announce that City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana cases
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Mayor Durkan and City Attorney Holmes announce that City of Seattle will move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana cases

On Thursday, February 8, former U.S. Attorney and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes announced plans for the City to move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions prosecuted by the City before marijuana was legalized in Washington. The announcement was made at the Rainier Community Center at 10am.

Passed in 2012, I-502 legalized the possession and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 years or older. The Seattle City Attorney's Office will be asking Seattle's municipal court to vacate convictions and dismiss charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession prosecuted by the City, which helps to bring restorative justice for the communities who have been disproportionately targeted by the criminal justice system and furthers the City's commitment to eliminate racial disparities.

Marijuana possession arrests in Washington rose sharply in the 25-year period from 4,000 in 1986 to 11,000 in 2010, totaling 240,000 arrests according to the Drug Policy Alliance. In Washington state, African Americans were arrested at 2.9 times the rate of whites. Latinos and Native Americans were arrested at 1.6 times the rate of whites.

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