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The Ministry of Justice launches a request for a certificate of amnesty

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Now is the time to speed up the process and get evidence of pardons for low-level federal cannabis convictions that no longer stand today but still haunt individuals, sometimes decades later. According to March 3 advertisementThe US Department of Justice is releasing an app to facilitate the process for people with low-level federal cannabis convictions.

For interested persons, you will need to collect personal details such as name, postal address, email address and citizenship status. You will also need to know the case file or case number and code section that was charged, and provide copies of documents, such as accusation documents (indictment, complaint, or criminal information) or conviction documents. It is also important to know the exact date on which the judgment was passed.

And President Joe Biden promised last October to pardon low-level cannabis convictions.“Today, the Department of Justice is releasing a request for individuals who qualify for certification of proof that they have been pardoned pursuant to President Biden’s October 6, 2022 proclamation,” the department wrote on March 3.

“on October 6, 2022President A A comprehensive, unconditional and categorical pardon For previous federal and D.C. offenses of marijuana possession. The president’s pardon removes barriers to housing, employment, and educational opportunities for the thousands of people of those earlier convictions. President Biden has directed the Department of Justice to develop a process for individuals to receive their affidavit of pardon.”

the Request for a certificate of pardon It will be available on the Pardons Attorney’s Office website. People with qualifying cases can submit documents to the Pardon Attorney’s Office and obtain a certificate indicating that the person was pardoned on October 6, 2022, simply for possession of cannabis.

Presidential pardons can help pardoned cases by removing civil or legal penalties such as restrictions on the right to vote, hold office, or sit on a jury.

The process makes obtaining proof of amnesty a little easier for people seeking licenses, bonds, or work. President Biden said last October that the goal of pardons for low-level cannabis convictions is to “help mitigate the consequences arising from these convictions.”

To be eligible for certification, the applicant must have been charged or convicted of simple possession of cannabis in either a federal or D.C. Superior Court, and the applicant must have legally resided in the United States at the time the offense was committed. In addition, the individual must be a US citizen or lawful permanent resident on October 6, 2022.

Those convicted of cannabis offenses at the state level do not deserve a pardon.

In a historic move on October 6, 2022, Biden He announced that he would pardon people with federal convictions for mere possession of cannabis, and announced that he would instruct US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra to begin the process of reviewing the classification of cannabis at the federal level.

the White House statement Note that under current federal law, cannabis falls under Schedule I along with killer drugs like fentanyl. The White House will “urgently review” the plant’s current rating.

“As I have said before, no one should be in prison simply for using or possessing marijuana,” Biden said. chirp. “Today, I am taking steps to end our failed approach. Allow me to show them.”

For more information on determining eligibility and to find answers to frequently asked questions, visit Presidential proclamation regarding marijuana possession.

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