AM New York reports:
More than two dozen people with criminal records for misdemeanor marijuana possession received new leases on life Wednesday as the Brooklyn district attorney moved to erase the cumbersome convictions.
District Attorney Eric Gonzalez agreed to vacate 28 convictions in court Wednesday morning as well as 1,422 outstanding warrants related to misdemeanor marijuana possession cases, which he also dismissed.
It was the first time in state history that marijuana convictions have been erased under an initiative led by a district attorney, according to Gonzalez’s office.
Earlier this week New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he will seek the legalization of marijuana within the first 100 days of 2019.