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Biden Grants Pardons for Specific Marijuana-Related Offenses

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President Joe Biden has issued a proclamation pardoning specific marijuana offenses, expanding on a broader action taken last year granting relief to thousands convicted of possession under federal law.

The latest pardons focus on further instances of simple possession and use of marijuana, encompassing both federal and D.C. law. The proclamation now covers offenses related to use and possession on specific Federal lands.

He has also urged governors to adopt comparable measures concerning state marijuana-related offenses, emphasizing that no individual should be incarcerated for the use or possession of marijuana.

This initiative aligns with a broader trend of reconsidering and reforming marijuana laws across the United States. It acknowledges the growing acceptance of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes in various states.

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