Since California legalized recreational pot, thousands of people convicted of marijuana crimes have asked to get their records reduced.
Partial numbers released last week show more than 2,500 reduction requests were filed through March.
The state does not record outcomes, but prosecutors say they haven’t fought most petitions. The figures do not yet include data from more than half of counties from the first quarter of the year.
Marijuana legalization advocates, such as the Drug Policy Alliance, have held free legal clinics to help convicts get their records changed. Lawyers who specialize in pot defense have noted a steady flow of interest from new and former clients.