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More than 500 people stand to have their criminal records for minor marijuana possession cleared out after voters legalized cannabis A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes speaks with reporters in this 2014 photo. Holmes has asked the city’s judge to consider throwing out minor marijuana convictions. (Photo: Trevor Hughes/USA TODAY) Seattle prosecutors are seeking to abolish more than 540 convictions against people caught carrying small amounts of pot in the city. A municipal judge is reviewing the convictions with an eye toward clearing offenders’ criminal records, which advocates say have limited their job and housing opportunities. The 542 people were convicted prior to 2010, when city prosecutors stopped bringing minor possession charges. Washington state legalized minor marijuana possession in 2012, and no one would be convicted in Seattle on minor possession charges today. Seattle seeks to abolish hundreds of pot convictions in light of legal marijuana

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