Politico comments on President Biden’s Mass Cannabis pardons: “President Joe Biden’s mass pardon Thursday of thousands of cannabis offenders and push to review marijuana’s status under federal law is potentially the biggest shift in federal policy in more than half a century.
“The move is particularly striking for the former senator who was instrumental in ratcheting up drug-related incarceration in the 1990s, and whose administration has punished employees for marijuana use.”
The article then goes on to state that some cannabis advocates wonder if the decision will have any effects. “This is a really major change of pace for him [on cannabis policy],” said David Holland, an attorney at Prince Lobel Tye in New York who has worked on clemency applications for federal marijuana prisoners and a petition to move cannabis to a less restrictive category. But “this is so small in the world of restorative justice in cannabis.”
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