Cases eligible under the Marijuana Decriminalization Law are expunged automatically, wiping them from the courts' public record and absolving past offenders from having to report their charges on job, housing, or college applications.
How much of a deterrent is a prison when it comes to drug addiction? The body wants what the body wants when it wants drugs. It doesn't matter what your race is or your income level or position in society. People have thrown their whole lives away thanks to drug addiction.