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A Star-Signed Letter Was Sent to President Biden, Pushing To Pardon All Non-Violent Marijuana Convictions

Big names from all walks of life banded together in a recent letter to President Biden, encouraging a mass pardon of all non-violent marijuana convictions.

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On Tuesday, a letter was delivered to President Joe Biden, signed by more than 150 celebrities, athletes, politicians, academics, and law enforcement professionals urging him to issue a “full, complete, and unconditional pardon” to those with non-violent federal marijuana convictions.

Signed by stars like Drake, Killer Mike, Meek Mill, Deion Sanders, Al Harrington, Kevin Garett, and more, the letter states that the war on drugs “has crushed many souls and countless futures, while spreading intolerable levels of mistrust and dysfunction between minority communities and those sworn to protect them.”

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One of the better-known cases of non-violent marijuana offenses is rapper Ralo’s, who is serving an eight-year sentence. In a recent press release, Ralo thanked the hip-hop community “for supporting my clemency because it’s just not right that corporations are allowed to violate federal law and become millionaires while people like myself go to prison for years.”

“This is hypocrisy,” he continued. “But I am hopeful that Joe Biden will honor his campaign promise and grant us clemency, without delay, so that we can return home to our families and communities.”

Photo by Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images

During a press briefing last month, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that “a general clemency will send a clear and powerful message that our country is truly taking a new course on criminal justice policy and practice.”

Photo by Zach Wolfe

She followed by explaining that Biden is currently “exploring multiple avenues to provide relief to certain non-violent drug offenders, including through the use of his clemency power.”

September 16, 2021 — Last Updated September 22, 2021
Written by Herb
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September 16, 2021 — Last Updated September 22, 2021
Written by Herb

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