Published On: Mon, Oct 10th, 2022

How Joe Biden’s Marijuana Pardon Addresses a Decades-Old Injustice

Joe Biden gives a thumbs up to the camera while walking across the white house lawn.

With midterm elections around the corner, both Republicans and Democrats are pulling out all the stops. The GOP seems to be actively falling apart with all the drama surrounding their latest senate nominees Dr. Oz and Herschel Walker. Now the Democrats have made more tangible changes like passing the Inflation Reduction Act and canceling some student loan debt.

According to polls, left-wing candidates seem to be favored winners in many senate and governor elections. Even though this is a midterm election, the power balance in Congress and throughout the states could change with the November vote. With this in mind, President Joe Biden made his next big move. On October 6th, President Biden announced that he would pardon convictions of marijuana and change the federal classification of the drug. Let’s go over what this means.

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