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Biden Issuing Full Pardons for Federal Marijuana Possession Convictions

resident Joe Biden has issued a pardon to all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession, fulfilling a campaign promise of getting rid of possession convictions and loosening the drug's federal classification.

"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.

"Criminal records for marijuana possession have also imposed needless barriers to employment, housing, and educational opportunities," the president continued.

"And while white and Black and Brown peo...


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