Overview Description

Records relating to a misdemeanor marijuana offense committed at age 21 or older are vacated upon application to the sentencing court. RCW § 9.96.060(5).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language on ineligibility.

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the sentencing court. For specific procedure, see RCW § 9.96.060.


There is no statutory language on fees.


The petitioner is released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense. The petitioner may state that he or she has never been convicted of a crime for all purposes, including questions on employment or housing applications. State patrol and local law enforcement agencies may disseminate information on vacated convictions to other criminal justice agencies. RCW § 9.96.060.


More information on vacating a conviction can be found here.

Waiting Periods

There is no waiting period.

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