Biden’s False Claims on Marijuana Pardons During ‘Promises Kept’ Campaign Speech

Marijuana Pardons: Clearing the Smoke on Biden’s Claims

Hey there, fellow cannabis enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving deep into the world of pardons and Joe Biden’s recent claims surrounding them. So, grab your favorite strain, kick back, and let’s talk some green.

What’s the Buzz About Marijuana Pardons?

First things first, let’s clear the air on what exactly marijuana pardons are. You might have heard President Biden tout his “promise kept” of pardoning individuals for marijuana-related offenses. But does this really mean what you think it does?

Well, not quite. A presidential is like the saying, “Hey, we forgive you for that cannabis-related offense.” It’s a nice gesture, but it doesn’t magically erase your criminal record. Your record is still there, just with a pardon attached to it.

And about those prisoners getting released? Nope, that didn’t happen. The majority of these pardons were for federal marijuana , and federal prosecutions for simple possession are pretty rare. So, no jailbreaks here, folks.

Setting the Record Straight

So, here’s the deal. A presidential pardon is like the government saying, “Hey, we forgive you for that cannabis-related offense.” It’s a nice gesture, but it doesn’t magically erase your criminal record. Your record is still there, just with a pardon attached to it.

And about those prisoners getting released? Nope, that didn’t happen. The majority of these pardons were for federal marijuana possession, and federal prosecutions for simple possession are pretty rare. So, no jailbreaks here, folks.

Now, don’t get us wrong; it’s great that some folks got pardoned. But the real issue is that there are still individuals locked up in federal prisons for non-violent marijuana offenses other than possession. It’s time to go beyond pardons and focus on , as Biden promised during his campaign.

What’s the Real Issue?

Now, don’t get us wrong; it’s great that some folks got pardoned. But the real issue is that there are still individuals locked up in federal prisons for non-violent marijuana offenses other than possession. It’s time to go beyond pardons and focus on decriminalization, as Biden promised during his campaign.

Unfortunately, President Biden hasn’t shown much enthusiasm for pushing decriminalization during his first three years in office. Instead, he ordered an administrative of cannabis scheduling, which is still ongoing. The Department of Health and Human Services has suggested moving marijuana from Schedule I to of the Controlled Substances Act, but the final call rests with the DEA.

The Waiting Game

Unfortunately, President Biden hasn’t shown much enthusiasm for pushing decriminalization during his first three years in office. Instead, he ordered an administrative review of cannabis scheduling, which is still ongoing. The Department of Health and Human Services has suggested moving marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act, but the final call rests with the DEA.

Now, why is Biden repeatedly talking about these pardons if they don’t have the monumental impact he claims? Well, it seems he’s aware of the political popularity of . Recent polls suggest that if his scheduling directive leads to under federal law, his favorability could skyrocket. That’s especially true among young voters aged 18-25, who could play a critical role in his reelection bid.

Political Popularity and Favorability

Now, why is Biden repeatedly talking about these pardons if they don’t have the monumental impact he claims? Well, it seems he’s aware of the political popularity of marijuana reform. Recent polls suggest that if his scheduling directive leads to reclassification under federal law, his favorability could skyrocket. That’s especially true among young voters aged 18-25, who could play a critical role in his reelection bid.

In Conclusion

So, there you have it, my fellow cannabis connoisseurs. The smoke has cleared on Biden’s marijuana pardons. They’re a step in the right direction but not the end-all-be-all solution. Let’s keep pushing for real reform, and who knows, maybe we’ll see some meaningful in the near future.

And before we wrap up, a big shoutout to Kyle Jaeger for reporting on this issue. Thanks, Kyle!

Now, pass that joint, and let’s keep the conversation going.

Rosemary Puffman
I'm Rosemary, a staunch supporter of cannabis legalization and its potential benefits. My roles as a writer, cannabis entrepreneur, and informed investor allow me to contribute to the evolving narrative around cannabis. Through my writing, I aim to destigmatize and educate, while my business ventures and strategic investments align with my belief in the positive impact of responsible cannabis use.

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