Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes (left) looks on as Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a news conference Thursday, in Seattle, announcing plans for the city to move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes (left) looks on as Mayor Jenny Durkan speaks at a news conference Thursday, in Seattle, announcing plans for the city to move to vacate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seattle will clear past misdemeanor marijuana convictions

The city attorney says he expects to clear 500 to 600 convictions dating to 1997.

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