Biden Asked To Pardon Thousands of Marijuana Cases

“In the 1970s, President Nixon launched the War on Drugs over the objections of his own advisors and experts, spawning mass incarceration policies with devastating effects on Black and Brown families. Today, despite legalization efforts across the country and roughly equal cannabis usage rates, Black Americans are still nearly four times as likely to be arrested for cannabis possession as white Americans.”

A group of senators wrote these words in a letter pressing on President Joe Biden to use executive action to give a mass pardon for non-violent marijuana convictions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a few others wrote the letter to urge the president to “pardon all individuals convicted of non-violent cannabis offenses, whether formerly or currently incarcerated.”

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