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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock testifies in favor of the Civil Unions bill before the Senate Judiciary committee at the Capitol in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Democrats are expected to take the first step to grant Colorado gay couples rights similar to marriage with a civil unions bill that's one of the most emotional issues for lawmakers this year. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Denver Mayor Michael Hancock testifies in favor of the Civil Unions bill before the Senate Judiciary committee at the Capitol in Denver on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Democrats are expected to take the first step to grant Colorado gay couples rights similar to marriage with a civil unions bill that's one of the most emotional issues for lawmakers this year. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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DENVER — Officials in Colorado's largest city say they are working on a plan to clear thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state.

A spokeswoman for Denver's mayor said city officials are working with the local district attorney's office to determine the right approach.

Spokeswoman Theresa Marchetta says Mayor Michael Hancock is considering an executive order regarding the 10,000 low-level offenses or working with legal authorities to clear the cases individually.

Boulder moving to cancel out past marijuana convictions

San Francisco, San Diego and Seattle early this year moved to automatically clear past misdemeanor marijuana convictions. Other cities in states where marijuana has become legal have begun to follow their lead.

Colorado lets people petition courts to remove low-level offenses including possession from their records.

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But advocates say that can become expensive and time-consuming.

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