Update: Members of the Assembly failed to move AB 259 prior to the 2017 legislative crossover deadline, thus tabling it for this year.
Update: AB 259 was heard in the Assembly Corrections, Parole, and Probation Committee on 4/13, and it passed as amended.
Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 259, to vacate certain marijuana possession convictions that occurred prior to the plant’s legalization.
The measure would permit those with criminal convictions for offenses involving the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana prior to January 1, 2017 to have their convictions vacated.
Please use the pre-written letter below to urge your elected officials to support this common sense legislation.