San Francisco just decided to expunge from the record thousands of marijuana violations. Here’s why that’s a massive deal.

“San Francisco is once again taking the lead to undo the damage that this country’s disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation and on communities of color in particular,” Gascón said in a statement, before pushing the ball forward. “This isn’t just an urgent issue of social justice here in California — it’s a model for the rest of the nation.”

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