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Good News: California’s Marijuana Prisoners Looking at 2nd Chances

Hundreds of thousands of prisoners in CDCR with drug convictions could be free soon thanks to legalization laws effective Jan 1, 2018. It is great opportunities for these California inmates, as their drug convictions could be wiped away.

California's cannabis drug convicts may have chances to clear their records thanks to marijuana legalization laws.
California’s cannabis drug convicts may have chances to clear their records thanks to marijuana legalization laws. Image Source: Flickr

California’s Marijuana Legalization Could Mean Freedom for Thousands of CDCR Inmates

Marijuana sales will be made legal in California starting from January 1st, 2018.

It does not really matter how serious your marijuana crime was, be it a small violation or serious one. All are given opportunities to have their criminal records cleared or charges would be drastically reduced.

There would be no difficulties in securing a position at your dream job as an employee thanks to the state officials who hope to reverse marijuana convictions.

According to the California Judicial Council, massive petitions have been filed for peoples’ sentences to be reduced, re-designated or thrown out as per September earlier this year.

11 Facts You Didn't Know About Marijuana
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Out of 4500 applicants, 613 applications were filed at Riverside County. Not every county in the state has reported related data.

The main agenda for the Drug Policy Alliance was to actually repair the damages of marijuana prohibition. This was due to the extreme re-viewable records of marijuana offenses.

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According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, at least nine states have passed the laws on the reduction of marijuana convictions.

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Yirtuamlak Hailu Derege was convicted of a marijuana charge and sentenced to the CDCR system a decade ago. Since then, he’s had an extremely hard time finding good jobs.

Yirtuamlak Hailu Derege came to California for a better life a decade ago, but was convicted of a marijuana drug charge. Now, he may have a fighting chance at that life.
Yirtuamlak Hailu Derege came to California for a better life a decade ago, but was convicted of a marijuana drug charge. Now, he may have a fighting chance at that life.

Derege can be a voice for so many marijuana ex-convicts who wish their criminal records would be cleared since such records act as barriers to so many opportunities in the employment world. If you wish your marijuana conviction to be lessened, you are advised to present your case in court.

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It would be much easier if you have no other serious criminal records, such as rape or murder. Prosecutors may choose not to support your reduction in the marijuana offense in such cases.

If your conviction is very old, then it will be reclassified as the law reads at the moment. All these procedures are options to get these felony charges off your record for good.

Why should you suffer from such a misdemeanor conviction when you can actually lessen your marijuana conviction?

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Abigael Shem
Abigael Shem has eight years of experience in academic, content, research and creative writing, editing and proofreading. Developing any type of content is now an easy task for her. When she's not writing, she enjoys singing, dancing, hiking, traveling and sports, especially football and basketball. Abigael currently writes news for prison loved ones on Prison Rideshare Network.
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