Written by ZEKE MILLER and CHRIS MEGERIAN
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has pardoned thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately affect people of color.
Biden’s move also includes thousands of those convicted of the crime in the District of Columbia. The governors have also called for similar pardons for those convicted of state marijuana offenses, which mirror the vast majority of marijuana possession cases.
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