In a move that may signal the Biden administration’s commitment to federal marijuana rescheduling, the US Department of Justice is now out Acceptance of pardon requests Individuals convicted or charged with simple possession of MJ in federal or District of Columbia courts.
The Justice Department made its announcement nearly five months after President Joe Biden called on Oct. 6 for such a pardon as well as Review of the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act.
Friday’s announcement is the Biden administration’s latest concrete step to overhaul marijuana policy, and follows a near-unprecedented series of friendly public statements about the drug.
On March 1, US Attorney General Merrick Garland told a Senate committee that the Justice Department is working on (review) Marijuana policy at the federal level.
Garland said the agency could eventually issue a policy document “very close to what was
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