Biden offers mass pardon for those convicted of marijuana possession
Major moves toward decriminalising marijuana possession were revealed by President Biden on Thursday.
He offered blanket pardons to anyone convicted of a federal crime for merely possessing the substance and urged governors to follow suit.
Additionally, Obama instructed his administration to hasten a review of marijuana's status as a Schedule I substance,
which is a designation only given to the most deadly substances, like as heroin, LSD, and ecstasy.
In a video statement, Biden lamented that "too many lives have been upended because of our disastrous approach to marijuana."
"We need to make these wrongs right," "Thousands of people
who were convicted for marijuana possession may not be able to find work, housing, or educational prospects as a result," he continued.
The Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Attorney General Merrick Garland's assessment of marijuana's classification could answer a long-standing query of whether possession of marijuana,