Using or having marijuana should not result in incarceration – President Biden
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Using or having marijuana should not result in incarceration – President Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden has said that the use and possession of marijuana should not be punishable by law.

Biden made the comment while endorsing the DOJ’s plan to move marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III drug classification in federal law.

Marijuana will no longer be classed as a substance like heroin or LSD; instead, it will be placed in the same category as prescription medications like ketamine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone.

“Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana,” Biden said on Friday on his X page.

Reclassifying marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III under federal law is the next step, and it was taken today by the @JusticeDept.

At this time, marijuana is classified at a higher level than the two narcotics that are causing the overdose pandemic in the United States, fentanyl and methamphetamine.

That is completely puzzling.

“Rescheduling the drug would remove barriers to critical research,” the Department of Justice and the Health and Human Services (HHS) wrote in response to my request, after reviewing the drug’s medical usage, misuse potential, and dependence. They concluded that rescheduling was the best course of action.

People shouldn’t be thrown in prison simply because they use or own marijuana.

We have previously pardoned a record number of federal offenses for mere possession of marijuana, and today’s announcement expands on that.

“I will not rest until I have written those historical wrongs. I am promising you this.

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