3,000 NYC marijuana cases get tossed at prosecutor's request

Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr., speaks to Seth Steed, center, Managing Attorney of the Criminal Defense Practice at Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, and Director Carolyn P. Wilson, New York County Defender Services, after a hearing in Manhattan criminal court, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in New York. Vance Jr. successfully asked a court on Wednesday to scrap more than 3,000 warrants for people who missed court dates in marijuana possession cases. It also tossed out the misdemeanor and violation-level marijuana cases themselves. Some dated to the 1970s. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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