President Biden Grants Pardon To Convicted Marijuana Possessors

United States President Joe Biden has issued an executive order pardoning all Americans who have been federally convicted of “simple possession of marijuana”.

The move will only affect a relatively small number of marijuana convictions since most occur at the state level, even as recent polls show that a majority of Americans believe weed should be legal.

President Biden’s announcement stops short of a full decriminalization of cannabis, which he promised as a presidential candidate.