Anyone convicted of marijuana possession in federal cases is exempted by the president. Norwegian activists rejoice for drug reform.
The president’s decision is being promoted as a first step toward decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level.
Recreational use of marijuana is already legal in 19 states in the United States. Now the president is urging conservatives to do the same at the state level.
The president says that sending people to prison for marijuana possession has turned the lives of many people upside down and been sent to prison for things that many states no longer prohibit.
The debate over the legalization of cannabis is still ongoing in this country. There is encouragement on Twitter among many proponents of legalization.
The former leader of the Millennium Development Goals, Norwegian Parliament Representative Un Bastulm, is one of those:
– I wrote that the President of the United States gave us good news today.
Biden notes that marijuana possession on the registry creates obstacles for many, both in the housing and employment market, and in the education sector.
The president also says that although marijuana use among whites and people of color is equal, that is not reflected in the statistics of those arrested and convicted for it.
Statistics provided by the Biden administration show that 6,500 US citizens were convicted of marijuana possession between 1992 and 2021 at the federal level. But no one is imprisoned in federal prisons solely for possession of marijuana, NBC writes.
Law professor, American expert and Liberal Party MP in the Norwegian Parliament, Sophie Alexandra Ingle-Hogestol, wrote the following about the news:
– Yes, now things are happening here! Biden appears ready to introduce his own drug reform. Are these the first steps toward decriminalizing marijuana?
Arild Knutsen, president of the Association for Humanitarian Drug Policy, attached President Biden’s tweet on the matter, writing “that’s big.”
He receives a response from the young Liberal Party leader Annie Breivik, who wrote: “Herremin hat!”
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The liberal leader was Gorey Melby as well Obviously, she wants a rematch.
Biden’s decision comes a month before the US midterm elections, where the battle will be fought, among other things, over who will get a majority in Congress. Pennsylvania Governor John Fetterman (D) is among those who have made decriminalization an issue on the campaign trail, CNN writes.
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