Biden Applauds Another State For Clearing Marijuana Records Following His Presidential Pardons

Biden Applauds Another State For Clearing Marijuana Records Following His Presidential Pardons
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President Joe Biden is cheering another state-level action to clear marijuana conviction records action following his own presidential pardons, applauding Connecticut for taking action to provide relief to those who’ve been criminalized over cannabis. He similarly voiced approval after Oregon’s governor pardoned tens of thousands of cannabis cases last month. On Wednesday, the president said it was “great news for Connecticut families who’ve been impacted by our nation’s failed approach to marijuana” after Gov. Ned Lamont (D) announced that the state will be automatically clearing records of low-level marijuana records for thousands of people at the beginning of the new year. This is great news for Connecticut families who've been impacted by our nation's failed approach to marijuana. No one should be imprisoned solely due to the possession of marijuana. https://t.co/grdlDm0cHR — President Biden (@POTUS) December 7, 2022 “No one should be imprisoned solely due to the possession of marijuana,” Biden said. Other White House officials, including the nation’s drug czar and a communications official with the Biden administration, also touted the marijuana clemency development in Connecticut on Wednesday. “Glad to see @GovNedLamont take this action in Connecticut,” Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Rahul Gupta said on Wednesday. “@POTUS has pardoned all Federal offenses for low-level marijuana possession and called for Governors to take similar actions.” Glad to see @GovNedLamont take this action in Connecticut. @POTUS has pardoned all Federal offenses for low-level marijuana possession and called for Governors to take similar actions. https://t.co/jD5BjzNcTP — Rahul Gupta (@DrGupta46) December 7, 2022 A spokesperson for the White House separately said that Connecticut’s governor was following Biden’s “call for states to follow his lead on marijuana pardons.” Following @POTUS call for states to follow his lead on marijuana pardons Thanks @GovNedLamont https://t.co/XNGGtZANYL — Kevin Munoz (@KMunoz46) December 7, 2022 The…

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