Biden Cheers Oregon For ‘Following’ His Lead With Marijuana Pardons

Biden Cheers Oregon For ‘Following’ His Lead With Marijuana Pardons
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President Joe Biden is cheering the Oregon governor’s move to grant tens of thousands of marijuana pardons this week, which followed his own federal clemency action last month. And he says other states should “follow Oregon’s example.” Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced on Monday that she was issuing pardons for more than 47,000 cannabis possession convictions at the state-level—an action that comes about a month after Biden pardoned several thousand people who’ve committed federal possession offenses and urged governors to follow suit. Oregon is the latest state to pardon all prior offenses of simple marijuana possession, following my pardon of federal offenses and call to Governors to do the same in their states. It's time to right our failed approach to marijuana. I urge states to follow Oregon's example. https://t.co/5m5aeaDStO — President Biden (@POTUS) November 22, 2022 “Oregon is the latest state to pardon all prior offenses of simple marijuana possession, following my pardon of federal offenses and call to Governors to do the same in their states,” the president said on Tuesday. “It’s time to right our failed approach to marijuana. I urge states to follow Oregon’s example.” White House Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice similarly touted the state reform move on Tuesday, calling it “tremendous news.” .@POTUS called for states to follow his lead in pardoning those convicted of simple marijuana offenses. Now, nearly 45,000 Oregonians will have a second chance to build a life. Tremendous news. https://t.co/DUpW3uaUPc — Susan Rice (@AmbRice46) November 21, 2022 Kevin Munoz, a White House assistant press secretary, also applauded Oregon for the cannabis pardons. Great news following @POTUS’ call on governors to address outdated marijuana laws https://t.co/drRl0ALFgZ — Kevin Munoz (@KMunoz46) November 21, 2022 Governors from states across the U.S. have given mixed responses about their plans for marijuana clemency in light of the president’s call…

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