Over twenty thousand of low-level Cannabis convictions could be erased. Brooklyn’s top prosecutor, Democratic District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, has invited people to request their conviction be dismissed. He expects prosecutors will consent in the majority of a potential 20,000 cases since 1990 and many older ones. Along with Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Gonzalez office has stopped prosecuting those arrested with small amounts of Cannabis. “It’s a little unfair to say we’re no longer prosecuting these cases, but to have these folks carry these convictions for the rest of their lives,” Gonzalez told The Associated Press. In 2014 Gonzalez guided the launch of several of former District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson’s initiatives, including the creation of the Conviction Review Unit and the policy regarding the non-prosecution of many low-level Cannabis possession cases.