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Biden Promises Marijuana Schedule Change, Pardons For Weed Convicts Amid Record Low Polls

Biden is promising pardons for everyone caught up with simple marijuana charges at the federal level and a schedule change for the drug

Joe Biden announced on Thursday that he will pardon all individuals who have been convicted federally of simple marijuana possession and will order his administration to revisit how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.

“As I often said during my campaign for President, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana. Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many states no longer prohibit,” Biden said in a statement.

“First, I am announcing a pardon of all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana. I have directed the Attorney General to develop an administrative process for the issuance of certificates of pardon to eligible individuals. There are thousands of people who have prior Federal convictions for marijuana possession, who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result. My action will help relieve the collateral consequences arising from these convictions,” the statement continues.

Biden also announced that he will be urging all governors across the U.S. to issue pardons for simple state-level marijuana possession charges.

“Second, I am urging all Governors to do the same with regard to state offenses. Just as no one should be in a Federal prison solely due to the possession of marijuana, no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either,” Biden said.

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Biden will instruct his HHS Secretary and the Attorney General to “initiate the administrative process to review expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.”

“Federal law currently classifies marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the classification meant for the most dangerous substances. This is the same schedule as for heroin and LSD, and even higher than the classification of fentanyl and methamphetamine – the drugs that are driving our overdose epidemic,” Biden said.

The president stressed that even with the new changes with state and federal regulations, limitations on trafficking, marketing, and under-age marijuana sales should remain as they are.

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Andrew White is a Northern Virginia native. His work has been previously featured on Alex Jones’ Infowars, Revolver News, and The Liberty Daily. White is a constitutionalist Patriot, who focuses on social issues, election integrity, globalism, US politics, as well as general corporate and government corruption.

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    MikeL

    October 7, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    Democrat politicians are pulling all the “social justice” stops to bribe voters all the while our economy is failing, prices are rising, nuclear war is threatening, our Southern border is being overrun, wages are falling, energy reserves are depleting, the WH is begging our “frenemies” to sell us oil. Vote Republican to rescue America.

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    wboehmer

    October 7, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    Biden: “No one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana.”
    If it’s against the law, then the lawbreakers should go to jail.

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