President Biden has heard our community’s cries and is finally taking action.
The President of the United States announced today that he is pardoning all simple marijuana possession offenses and ordering a review of federal cannabis laws.
What seems as minor as possessing pot landed roughly 6,500 individuals in federal prison, all of whom were pardoned today. However, the President admitted to the country’s harsh laws and now claims it is time for a change.
“Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana,” said Biden. “It’s time that we right these wrongs.”
The President’s pardons involve individuals charged with simple marijuana possession in federal prisons and the District of Columbia. That said, there are still thousands of individuals in state prisons or local jails for the same thing.
“Just as no one should be in a federal prison solely due to the possession of marijuana, no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either,” Biden demanded.
He urged the public that the following three steps will end the “failed approach” the country has taken towards cannabis:
Joe Biden added in his statement that cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug, “the same as heroin and LSD, and more serious than fentanyl. It makes no sense.”
He called on the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to review how cannabis is scheduled under federal law.
While the 6,500 individuals with simple possession were pardoned today, thousands more were also pardoned under the District of Columbia.
However, the pardons only apply to individuals who were legally in the United States and were U.S. citizens when they were convicted.
Although thousands of voices still need to be heard and justice needs to be served, Biden’s move today marks a milestone in our fight to decriminalize cannabis and grant all of our people pardons at long last.
Individuals pardoned today will rightfully reclaim their civil and political rights, people who were “denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result” of simple marijuana possession, said Biden. He declared that today’s mass pardon “will remove this burden on them.”
Marijuana laws have been difficult to navigate since the emergence of legal consumption. One government says you can, and another says you cannot.
Luckily, hemp-derived cannabinoids clear the muddy water when paired with the United States constitution. Article VI, Paragraph 2 of the U.S. Constitution, commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause, establishes that the federal constitution and federal law generally have precedence over state laws and even state constitutions.
Why does this matter? Hemp was legalized federally under the 2018 Farm Bill. While you might not face criminal charges for simple possession, simple infractions such as transportation across state lines will still land you in a heap of trouble. Stay safe, stay legal, and stay elevated. Binoid has a variety of hemp-derived psychoactive product lines to keep you satisfied, including THC Delta 8, 9, 10, THC-O, HHC-P, THC-P, and THC-B. You will have your hands full of quality products that will not end in jail time.
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