Different strains of pot are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver on Dec. 27, 2013.
Different strains of pot are displayed for sale at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver on Dec. 27, 2013. Brennan Linsley—AP

Colorado Court Says Pot Convictions Could Be Overturned Under New Law

Mar 13, 2014

An appeals court in Colorado ruled Thursday that some people previously convicted of marijuana possession could have their convictions overturned after voters in the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2012.

The Colorado Court of Appeals, considering the case of a women convicted of multiple drug charges, said convictions for possession of small amounts of marijuana that were under appeal when the law took effect could have their convictions reversed, the Associated Press reports. The ruling could impact hundreds of people who were jailed for possession of marijuana, marijuana legalization advocate Brian Vicente told the AP.

The office of the state Attorney General said prosecutors are reviewing the opinion to determine any next steps.

[AP]

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