Marijuana Pardons

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2022

"President Joe Biden took steps to overhaul U.S. policy on marijuana [last] Thursday by pardoning thousands of people with federal offenses for simple marijuana possession and initiating a review of how the drug is classified… Nearly 40 U.S. states have legalized marijuana use in some form, but it remains completely illegal in some states and at the federal level. Reclassification would be a first step toward wider legalization.” (Reuters)

The left supports the pardons, and argues that marijuana should be decriminalized.

The right is skeptical of the pardons, and emphasizes the...

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