On Monday, Los Angeles County D.A. Jackie Lacey moved to expunge the records of 66,000 local cannabis convictions.
Just sit with that thought for a moment.
- Using the tool famously developed by Code for America, Lacey’s motion allows for the instantaeous erasure of the convictions — 62,000 misdemeanors, 4,000 felonies.
- Worth noting: Lacey’s in a tight contest for re-election.
- “Aiding and abetting” in traditional market production will get more tangibly risky if Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio’s so-called landlord legislation passes.