President Joe Biden announced that he will pardoning thousands of people who had prior federal convictions for possessing marijuana.
Biden released a statement today on the controversial move. He said that law forbidding the use of marijuana “has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many states no longer prohibit.”
He went on to say that “Criminal records for marijuana possession have also imposed needless barriers to employment, housing, and educational opportunities. And while white and Black and brown people use marijuana at similar rates, Black and brown people have been arrested, prosecuted, and convicted at disproportionate rates.”
He announced that he will be releasing countless individuals who possessed marijuana illegally. “I am announcing a pardon of all prior Federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana. I have directed the Attorney General to develop an administrative process for the issuance of certificates of pardon to eligible individuals. There are thousands of people who have prior Federal convictions for marijuana possession, who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result.”
The president called for state governors to do the same. He said that people should not be in jail or state prison for that reason. Biden also directed his administration to review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.
The question remains, however, how will this affect other crime?
He’s an idiot, American citizens need to start carrying a weapon for self-defense with all these “released criminals” roaming free!!!!
I hope he invites all the Wannabe junkies to his home for Tea and Cannabis Crumpets or Dr. Jill’s Cookies and Hunter can Address them as an Experienced User and the advantages of getting a pardon so they can “VOTE”
I don’t see very much said any more about one troubling effect which is often possible with long-term marijuana use: some paranoia. Marijuana using & selling are not innocent things, especially in the long run.
I wonder if the free speech hating moderator will post my comment.
This is what the Bolsheviks, Fascists, and Nazis did in Russia, Italy, and Germany in order to take over those countries and put the leader of their choice in power, Lenin, Mussolini, and Hitler to run those countries with the promise to stop and prevent the crime waves that they themselves were perpetrating on the people, and then claiming that they were the only ones who could bring back peace, law, and order to the country. They were all socialists, just as the Democrats are, and this is in the “Socialist Playbook” on “How to Take Over a Country.”
The Democrats reputation of lawlessness precedes them in everything they do and refusing to enforce our immigration laws is proof of this, with all the chaos and disorder at our unsecured southern borders where Biden and the Democrats are allowing over 2 million illegal immigrants to enter the USA in the last 2 years, 5 million including the “Got-Aways.”
The more criminals on the streets, the more crime perpetrated on those streets, and there is nothing anyone cand do about the crime wave until we put the Criminals back in prison.
it doesn’t matter which party of government we support; just look back at the history of those paroled from gait. History is most important as their addition back to freedom. History shows very little; being in confinement shows poor development; generally, this leads to just more hardship and the development of more crimes.