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Biden administration pardons thousands of people convicted of marijuana possession, triggering a review of federal marijuana legislation


Committee Implicated:

Health and Human Services, Judiciary, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice


Biden pardons all convicted under federal marijuana laws, and calls on governors to follow suit; instructs HHS and AG to review federal marijuana classification.

Federalism Implications

Conflict between state and federal drug laws has been a longstanding source of tension. Changes to criminal and FDA policy will have far reaching effects.

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