Biden to pardon federal marijuana convictions
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on October 7, 2022
President Joe Biden is issuing an executive order pardoning all Americans who have been federally convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana.
The move will only affect a relatively small number of cannabis convictions since most occur at the state level.
BBC reports that Mr Biden’s announcement stops short of a full decriminalisation of pot, which he promised as a presidential candidate.
Recent polls show that a majority of Americans believe weed should be legal.
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