Those who had been hoping to have their records expunged for cannabis crimes had to be even more patient.
Those with prior cannabis convictions could petition the court, a costly and arduous exercise, but there wasn’t much of a framework to accomplish that.
In short, though, you’ll have to get a copy of your record from the district attorney’s office or courthouse where it’s held, and then file your petition.
Gerber told VICE that a pilot program, Clear My Record, was launched last summer in five California county district attorney’s offices: San Francisco, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
In August, the nonprofit made the application available to every district attorney in all California counties.