Thank you for reading thecheers.org's breaking news stories.

San Francisco to wipe thousands of marijuana convictions

 article about san francsico marijuana convictions to be voided
2018-02-01 04:27:59
According to SFGate, San Francisco will wiping thousands of convictions related to marijuana. Since marijuana was made legal for recreational use in November 2016, the state decided that it would make sense to either expunge or reduce misdemeanors and felony convictions going back decades.

As a result many people will find themselves out of prison soon, or have their marijuana-related "criminal" histories deleted making it easier for them to find a job or apply for government benefits.

While one option now would be for all the individuals concerned to petition the courts, the state of San Francisco has decided that there's an easier and more efficient way to do it. San Francisco prosecutors will be reviewing the old cases potentially going back decades themselves and wipe out the convictions in bulk.

Most likely more than 3000 misdemeanor marijuana convictions will be dismissed, and another close to 5000 felony marijuana cases will be reviewed.




have your say


more in Breaking News
Rep. Steve King does his best to look like a fool
san francsico marijuana convictions to be voided

Google CEO Sundar Pichai had to answer a bunch on different questions at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday. Among the people questioning him was Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) who asked Pichai for example why his 7-year-old granddaughter had seen a photo of the congressman with inappropriate language while playing a game on her iPhone.

Japan cyber security minister has never used a computer
san francsico marijuana convictions to be voided

Stranger things have happened, I guess, but based on the latest news, Japan cyber security minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has never used a computer and doesn't even really know what an USB drive is.

Trump fires Sessions for not ending the Russia probe againts him
san francsico marijuana convictions to be voided

While Trump would probably disagree with everything here, that's exactly what he did. Of course, he would probably say that he didn't fire anyone, but Sessions submitted his resignation letter himself. Which is true, but we all know how things like this are being done. He would also probably say that Session wasn't sent away because of the probe but because he was doing bad job in general. And, of course, he would most definitely lie about his own lies.

British business leaders call for a second Brexit vote
san francsico marijuana convictions to be voided

At least 60 British business leaders have signed a letter calling for a second Brexit vote. The letter that was published in the Sunday Times has signatures from James Daunt (Waterstones book store), Mark Selby (Wahaca restaurant).

Guns don't kill people? Yes, they do!
san francsico marijuana convictions to be voided

There is a popular saying among people who like guns - guns don't kill people, people do. But that might not be so true after all. According to a recent study, 8300 KIDS end up in the ER each year in the United States due to gun-related injuries.

thecheers.org

Welcome to TheCheers! We've been around for a long time now, since 2004, publishing articles by people from all over the world. Roughly 300 people from 30 different countries have written for us over the years. Should you want to become a volunteer contributor, be sure to contact us!

Educational resources
Entertainment Blogs
get in touch

You can contact us via The Cheers Facebook page or The Cheers NEW Twitter account.