Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the annual Washington Cannabis Summit on Friday in SeaTac. Seven years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Inslee says he plans to pardon thousands of convictions for misdemeanor pot possession. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the annual Washington Cannabis Summit on Friday in SeaTac. Seven years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Inslee says he plans to pardon thousands of convictions for misdemeanor pot possession. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

Editorial: Inslee right to ease path on marijuana clemency

Allowing about 3,500 to clear their records — before voters made cannabis legal — is simple fairness.

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