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Brooklyn District Attorney Plans to Erase Minor Marijuana Convictions

From arrest to arraignment, New York City law enforcement officials and prosecutors are making major changes to they way they handle minor, non-violent cannabis offenses. Over the weekend, the New York Police Department adopted a policy change that’s letting the city’s cannabis consumers breathe a little easier. As of Saturday, officers will no longer automatically arrest people for smoking marijuana in public. Echoing changes on the streets, district attorneys in Manhattan and Brooklyn are ordering prosecutors to drop cases involving minor cannabis use and possession. And in Brooklyn, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has opened a process to dismiss tens of thousands of past marijuana co...

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