Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced on Monday in a press release that his office -with support from the Social Impact Center– will dismiss nearly 60,000 cannabis convictions "as part of his ongoing efforts to reverse the injustices of drug laws".
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"Dismissing these convictions means the possibility of a better future to thousands of disenfranchised people who are receiving this long-needed relief," District Attorney Gascón said. "It clears the path for them to find jobs, housing and other services that previously were denied to them because of unjust cannabis laws."
Gascón was joined by Felicia Carbajal, executive director and community leader of non-profit, Social Impact Center, Lynne Lyman, former director of the Drug Policy Alliance, and Public …