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Biden Announces Mass Pardons

President Joe Biden announced Thursday afternoon he will issue pardons for all individuals charged and convicted of federal marijuana simple possession crimes.

“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. Criminal records for marijuana possession have also imposed needless barriers to employment, housing, and educational opportunities,” Biden released in a statement. “Today, I am announcing three steps that I am taking to end this failed approach.”

Biden will issue the pardons and has called for a review of federal laws, through Congress and at the state level, punishing individuals for marijuana possession or use.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has been tasked with determining who is eligible.

“I am announcing a pardon of all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana,” Biden said. “I am asking the Secretary of Health and Human Services 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.”

“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,” he continued.

17 Comments
  • Biden's Pox Doctor. says:

    Didn’t Kameltoe send dozens of people to jail for exactly that?

  • Erleebird says:

    As someone who has never felt the need to smoke pot, I believe those who have or do, should not be put in the same category as real criminals. Although I know Slow Joe is using this as another sleazy tactic to garner dem votes for the mid-terms, it is the one and only issue that I agree with the dems, and I’m a staunch conservative.

  • Mic says:

    You mean Hunter will run free? Oh, he already is free!

  • po'damericanpatriot says:

    fuck joe biden!
    All I want to hear from him is his last gasping breath when he hangs for treason against the USA

    • Louis Galmarini says:

      FUCK the wait. EVERY FUCKING PERSON, in this current ILLEGITIMATE ‘Administration’ deserves nothing less than a bullet in the head. EVERY FUCKING DAY they’re destroying this country and our way of life. What to do? FIND THEM. KILL THEM. DONE!

  • Sheepdog Smokey says:

    So after years of “THAT’S A PARTISAN PARDON, TRUMP CAN’T DO THAT, REVERSE IT DAMN YOU, TRUMP MAY NOT PARDON ANYONE WE DO NOT APPROVE OF!” it’s now going to be ‘YOU MAY NOT DISAGREE, IT’S PART OF THE POWER OF THAT OFFICE, HOW DARE YOU EVEN SUGGEST HE SHOULD ASK PERMISSION!” is it?

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