Spokane To Allow Removal Of Marijuana Records

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.