SPOKANE, Washington — People who have been convicted of misdemeanor possession of marijuana in Spokane will soon be able to have the conviction removed from their criminal record.
The Spokane City Council voted 6-0 on Monday to allow those convictions to be vacated.
The Spokesman-Review says the convictions won't go away automatically.
City Council President Ben Stuckart says he expects that by early next year people will be able to fill out a form with Spokane's Municipal Court to vacate the convictions.
Supporters argued that the recent legalization of recreational marijuana made it unfair to penalize those who had been convicted of low-level marijuana crimes.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com