Biden, Abbott spar over marijuana pardons

Posted on AllSides October 9th, 2022
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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and President Joe Biden are once again butting heads on policy — this time over marijuana.

Biden announced he’ll formally grant pardons to everyone in the U.S. who’s been convicted of federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana and he asked that governors consider doing the same at the state level, where the vast majority of pot offenders are convicted.

So far, we know of at least one who said no.

Abbott’s office said in a statement first reported by the Texas NPR station based...

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