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Biden pardons all federal offenders convicted of simple marijuana possession

  US President Joe Biden has pardoned all federal offenders convicted of “simple possession” of the mariju@na in the US.   Biden made th...

 


US President Joe Biden has pardoned all federal offenders convicted of “simple possession” of the mariju@na in the US.

 

Biden made the announcement on Thursday via his official Twitter handle.

 

“First: I’m pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple mariju@na possession. There are thousands of people who were previously convicted of simple possession who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result. My pardon will remove this burden,” the tweet reads.

 

“Second: I’m calling on governors to pardon simple state mariju@na possession offenses. Just as no one should be in a federal prison solely for possessing marijuana, no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either.

 

 “Third: We classify mariju@na at the same level as heroin – and more serious than fentanyl. It makes no sense. I’m asking @SecBecerra and the Attorney General to initiate the process of reviewing how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.

 

“I’d also like to note that as federal and state regulations change, we still need important limitations on trafficking, marketing, and underage sales of marijuana.

 

“Sending people to jail for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives – for conduct that is legal in many states. That’s before you address the clear racial disparities around prosecution and conviction. Today, we begin to right these wrongs.”

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