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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018 file photo, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock makes a point during a news conference in Denver. Officials in Colorado's largest city say they are working on a plan to clear thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state. A spokeswoman for Denver's mayor said city officials are working with the local district attorney's office to determine the right approach. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Denver wants to clear thousands of low-level marijuana convictions

DENVER — Denver officials are planning to clear thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state.

Colorado was among the first states to broadly allow the use and sale of marijuana by adults, but cities elsewhere have led the way on automatic expungement of past misdemeanor marijuana convictions.

A spokeswoman for Mayor Michael Hancock said Tuesday that city officials are still working on a plan to review the low-level convictions deemed eligible, an estimated 10,000 convictions between 2001 and 2013.

Denver officials, including the city attorney, are developing the right approach with the district attorney's office, said Theresa Marchetta, Hancock's spokeswoman. The mayor may issue a sweeping executive order or direct city staff to work with legal authorities and clear the cases individually, she said.

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