President Joe #Biden has pardoned people convicted of #marijuana possession by the federal government, as part of a broader executive order directing his administration to review the way that the drug is classified and regulated. This move is seen as a positive step by those who believe that such convictions are a shameful legacy of the war on drugs, and that they are out of step with a growing majority of Americans who now support legalization. This is a welcome development for those who have been unfairly impacted by our nation’s harsh and outdated drug laws.
The President announced Thursday, “No one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana,” he stated in a clip shared to Twitter.
This is great news for those who have been convicted of simple federal cannabis offenses. The #pardon will clear their record and allow them to move on with their lives.
There are still some hurdles to clear before this can be fully implemented, but it’s a step in the right direction. Hopefully, this will lead to more states legalizing cannabis and the federal government finally catching up.
Debate over the legalization of cannabis has been raging for decades, with proponents arguing that the plant should be descheduled and made available for medical and adult use.
Tune into the latest episode of Cannabis Legalization News with host Tom Howard and Miggy420 where we discuss this story plus more from the week.
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