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Author: Bonta
Co-authors: Skinner, Wiener, Fletcher, Quirk


Although the passage of Proposition 64 legalized recreational cannabis use and allowed for the “resentencing and destruction of records for prior convictions,” it did not specify a process for the retroactive erasure of non-violent cannabis convictions. AB 1793 mandates the California Department of Justice to search its database for eligible cases and send them to district attorneys for review by July 2019, potentially prompting the overturning of a plethora of wrongful convictions within the next few years.