WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday introduced he’ll take govt motion to pardon all prior federal offenses of easy marijuana possession.
“Sending folks to jail for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated folks for conduct that many states not prohibit,” Biden stated in an announcement. “Prison information for marijuana possession have additionally imposed unnecessary obstacles to employment, housing, and academic alternatives. And whereas white and Black and brown folks use marijuana at related charges, Black and brown folks have been arrested, prosecuted, and convicted at disproportionate charges.”
Biden stated he would additionally encourage state governors to take related motion with state offenses and would ask the Division of Well being and Human Providers and the Division of Justice to “provoke the executive course of to overview expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled underneath federal regulation.”