Thousands of marijuana convictions officially reduced, others dismissed in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — With the wave of a pen by a San Diego Superior Court judge, nearly 26,000 people with felony marijuana convictions on their records had them reduced to less-onerous misdemeanor convictions last month. In addition some 1,000 people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions had those cases completely dismissed. The moves came in a three-page order signed by San Diego Superior Court Judge Eugenia Eyherabide on Feb. 5. The mass reduction and dismissals came almost a year after the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office submitted a list of cases eligible for relief as part of a state …

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