October 7, 2022

Biden Pardons Thousands of Criminals in Sweeping Executive Action

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President Joe Biden announced that he’s pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession.

“As I’ve said before, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana,” Biden said Thursday.

The president outlined his plan in a series of tweets:

First: I’m pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession. There are thousands of people who were previously convicted of simple possession who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result. My pardon will remove this burden.

Second: I’m calling on governors to pardon simple state marijuana possession offenses. Just as no one should be in a federal prison solely for possessing marijuana, no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either.

Third: We classify marijuana at the same level as heroin – and more serious than fentanyl. It makes no sense. I’m asking [Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra] and the Attorney General to initiate the process of reviewing how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.

Biden noted that “as federal and state regulations change, we still need important limitations on trafficking, marketing, and underage sales of marijuana.”

“Sending people to jail for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives – for conduct that is legal in many states. That’s before you address the clear racial disparities around prosecution and conviction,” Biden said. “Today, we begin to right these wrongs.”

Sources: Fox News | CNBC

10 comments on Biden Pardons Thousands of Criminals in Sweeping Executive Action

  1. Shane says:

    While many will view this a “great thing”; in reality this has the certain probability of curtailing civil freedoms.

  2. John J says:

    They broke the LAW, the law that YOU have no respect for, YOU show total disregard for all laws and our constitution

  3. What’s next, “pardon all rapists, robbers. murderers and empty all prisons!!!! Sure as HELL looks like it!!!!! Buy a gun for you are going to need it!!!!!!!

  4. I think this is the ONE & ONLY good thing BIDEN has EVER, or WILL ever have done! I don’t believe in incarceration for marijuana either! It’s a stupid law, win 3/4 of the country has legalized it in states but the federal government still does not! I am in agreement with this one, but Biden is still the worst president in American history!

  5. Don says:

    All they’re doing is is freeing more criminal to cause more chaos.

  6. moosegringo says:

    Elect an idiot with dementia like Biden – the country is going down the shitter.

  7. Dwayne Oxford says:

    What Harry Smooth said.
    Truly sad the amount of folks who agree with ANY God given herb being criminalized for all just because of the misusers and abusers. They truly have less brains than the misusers and abusers.

  8. Frank McCormick says:

    How many of these people are career criminals that have pleaded guilty to lesser charges to get lighter sentences? Just askin’.

  9. Woodrow Short says:

    President Joe Biden/Obama needs to be Impeached. Plus Palosi, Shumer, and Kamala.

  10. Jim says:

    Typical Democrat strategy…….buying votes anyway they can.

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