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Biden pardons thousands convicted of marijuana possession at federal level in US



“Too many lives are affected by sending people to prison just for possessing marijuana.” With these words, President Joe Biden was convicted of marijuana possession in the United States. He announced that he would pardon all those who were afflicted. This decision is made at the federal level, but most decisions are made at the state level. Therefore, the Biden administration calls on governors to join this initiative.

United States President Joe Biden Executive Order grants amnesty to all persons federally convicted of possession of marijuana.

In a video announcing the decision, Mr Biden said, “Sending people to jail for just possessing marijuana affects too many lives and in many states people are imprisoned for conduct that is legal. It’s connected to

Two senior US government officials explained in a conference call with journalists that the order only affects those convicted at the federal level. No one is currently in prison for possession alone however, Biden encourages governors to do the same at the state level.

“We estimate that approximately 6,500 people convicted of marijuana possession at the federal level and 1,000 in the District of Columbia will benefit from this decision.” assured an official during the call.

These beliefs often make it difficult for affected people to access housing and employment.

Since most marijuana possession convictions are made at the state level, the Democratic administration will urge governors across the country to do the same.

Biden’s policy on marijuana

The announcement is part of a series of administrative actions announced by Biden to take steps to decriminalize marijuana. but one of his campaign promises that has been slowed by a lack of consensus in Congress.

Therefore, Biden has decided to speed up the process and begin a series of measures to reduce the burden that marijuana possession convictions place on large segments of society, especially the country’s non-white population.

“Despite similar rates of marijuana use by whites and African Americans, African Americans are disproportionately arrested, prosecuted and convicted.” assured the President in his message.

In addition to the amnesty the U.S. Department of Justice must issue to all eligible people, Biden asked Health Secretary Xavier Becerra and Attorney General Merrick Garland to review the federal classification of marijuana as a dangerous substance. I asked.

In the U.S. federal criminal justice system, Marijuana is better than fentanyl a synthetic opioid often prescribed by American doctors, causes hundreds of deaths in the country every day.

Recreational use of marijuana is now legal in 19 states and the District of Columbia, which includes Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.

again, Thirty-seven of the 50 states allow medical use of this drug.

Source: Biobiochile

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