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Biden is pardoning thousands convicted of marijuana charges on federal lands and in Washington

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2023
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President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of people who were convicted of use and simple possession of marijuana on federal lands and in the District of Columbia, the White House said Friday, in his latest round of executive clemencies meant to rectify racial disparities in the justice system.

Biden is also granting clemency to 11 people serving what the White House called “disproportionately long” sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. Biden said his actions would help make the “promise of equal justice a reality.”

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