DENVER (AP) — Colorado's second-highest court says some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in the state.
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that people whose cases were under appeal when Amendment 64 took effect in December 2012 are eligible to have their convictions reversed.
Attorney General John Suthers says his office likely will appeal the ruling.
Tom Raynes, director of the Colorado District Attorneys' Council, said it's difficult to say how many cases would be affected, but he believes the number would be small.
The case involved a woman who was convicted of multiple drug charges, including possession of about a third of an ounce of marijuana. Amendment 64 decriminalized possession of an ounce or less of marijuana.
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