The policy shift only applies to District lands and police, not federal lands or federal law enforcement.
Manhattan DA Cy Vance's move vacates warrants and charges for open cases, but it doesn't expunge prior convictions.
New York City prosecutors are decriminalizing cannabis in the courtroom while efforts continue in the streets.
Expungement is mandatory but not automatic; eligible individuals still need to apply and pay a fee.
In Canada, there has been a steady decline in the number of people charged with cannabis-related crimes.
The Garden State's Attorney General has sent out a letter ordering courts to delay the prosecution of cannabis-related crimes.
Lawyers say there are nearly 3,000 misdemeanor cannabis charges eligible for expungement across Vermont.
With federal legalization about to take effect in Canada, what's next for the country's own "Prince of Pot"?
According to reports, the NYPD will no longer arrest you for small-scale marijuana possession. And there are more major changes to come.
When we look at the available data, it becomes increasingly clear that marijuana policy needs a serious reform.