A California Superior Court judge in San Diego County reduced some 26,000 felony cannabis charges to misdemeanors and fully dismissed another 1,000 misdemeanor charges.
A California Superior Court Judge last month reduced about 26,000 felony cannabis charges and dismissed about 1,000 more misdemeanor charges, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The relief came more than a year after the San Diego County district attorney’s office submitted a list of eligible cases as part of a state law requiring prosecutors to find cases that can be dropped or reduced under the adult-use legalization law.
The moves came in a three-page order signed by San Diego County Superior Court Judge Eugenia A. Eyherabide on Feb. 5. The mass reduction and dismissals came almost a year after the San Diego County district attorney’s office submitted a list of cases for relief as part of a state law that required prosecutors to find eligible cases.