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Biden’s on a roll: pardons federal marijuana convictions

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President Joe Biden announced on twitter a pardon for people convicted of federal charges of using or possessing marijuana: “As I’ve said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana,” Biden tweeted. “Today, I’m taking steps to end our failed approach.

Allow me to lay them out.” Here’s what he laid out: “First: I’m pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession,” he tweeted. “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.” But he continued, urging governors to do the same: “Second: I’m calling on governors to pardon simple state marijuana possession offenses,” he continued. “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.” And he proposed changes to drug laws: “Third: We classify marijuana at the same level as heroin – and more serious than fentanyl.

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