Biden Announced Pardon For Simple Possession Of Marijuana

The White House announced that President Biden is pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana.

The president is also asking the health and human services secretary to review how marijuana is classified under federal law. Biden is urging all governors to pardon state offenses of simple marijuana possession. It was stated that nobody is currently in federal prisons only for simple possession of marijuana, but 6,000 people with prior federal convictions for simple possession as well as thousands convicted under Washington D.C. could benefit from this pardon.