Clearing cannabis convictions: Bay Area prosecutors make small dent after promises to dismiss

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    Clearing cannabis convictions: Bay Area prosecutors make small dent after promises to dismiss


    Vikash Singh is a college-educated, former teacher who was arrested and convicted for growing medical marijuana in Los Angeles County in 2014. Even though he said he had the proper documentation to do so, the sheriff's deputies who arrested him, and the prosecutors who charged him with felony cultivation, didn't seem to care that his paperwork was in order. He lost his $2.5-million marijuana business and warehouse. Ten employees lost their jobs. More than $500,000 in assets were seized. He filed for bankruptcy. And because of his felony conviction, he couldn't find work for a long time. Singh's lawyer got ...


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