Biden should exercise his pardon power to help some of the people whose lives his criminal justice policies destroyed.
The ACLU of Oregon is calling on other state governors to follow suit.
Nearly 20 months after the state legalized recreational use, no licensed pot shops have opened, but the black market is booming.
To be eligible for a pardon, patients will have to obtain cannabis from other states and document their diagnoses and purchases.
Legalization is unlikely in the foreseeable future, but banking reform and expungement could be feasible.
Lighter regulation is one likely explanation.
People with money on the line try harder than pundits to be right, and they adjust quickly when they've made a mistake.
Two more states legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while decriminalization of five natural psychedelics looks like a winner in Colorado.
Some reformers opposed the initiative, deeming it anti-competitive and needlessly prescriptive.
A 2020 initiative was overturned by the courts, and this year's version was rejected by voters.
A Judge Accepts the Biden Administration's Dubious Argument for Banning Gun Possession by Marijuana Users
Even people who use cannabis for medical purposes risk severe penalties for daring to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
Voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing adults 21 or older to use cannabis and instructing legislators to authorize commercial production and distribution.
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These Sisters Tried To Start a Business. Police Seized Their Cash and Accused Them of Being Drug Traffickers
California police seized more than $17,000 from Vera and Apollonia Ward and accused them of laundering drug money, all without charging them with a crime. The two sisters were trying to start a dog-breeding business.
Undeterred by Pushback, Cops and Journalists Are Still Warning Parents About THC-Laced Halloween Candy
The unsubstantiated threat that strangers with cannabis candy allegedly pose to trick-or-treaters is an urban legend that never dies.
While Biden's mass pardons for those with low-level marijuana possession convictions were greeted with cautious optimism, protesters expressed frustration over Biden's lack of action to actually release those imprisoned for nonviolent drug crimes.
Biden's Marijuana Pardons Did Not Free a Single Federal Prisoner or Deliver the Expungement He Promised
A protest at the White House calls attention to the thousands of federal cannabis offenders who remain incarcerated.
As part of a new partnership, Green Thumb Industries will lease space from 10 convenience stores to build dispensaries.
Marijuana Legalization in California Has Gone Miserably, So Officials Are Expanding Drug Enforcement
The Golden State promises a progressive, environmentally conscious, labor-friendly war on weed.
Extreme taxes and regulations are hampering legal marijuana markets.
That seemingly large number represents a tiny share of simple possession cases, which are rarely prosecuted under federal law.
From immigration to drug reform, there is plenty of potential for productive compromise.
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The president supports the law that could send his son to prison for lying about his personal habits while buying a firearm.
Even as he pardons thousands of marijuana users, the president stubbornly resists legalization.
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If you aren't a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you're out of luck.
Cannabis has long been classified as having "high potential for abuse" and "no currently accepted medical use." That makes it harder to study and, therefore, harder to reclassify.
Given widespread public support for legalization, he could easily go further.
In fact, most were caught on federal property with small amounts of pot.
The president's mass pardon does not extend to pot suppliers, and his rescheduling plans won't make marijuana a legal medicine.
Biden Is Still Seeking Potential Life Sentences for Distributing Weed, Even As He Pardons for Possession
Pardoning possession offenders is nice. Taking his boot off the necks of cannabis sellers would be even better.
Despite opposing the drug war, and indicating that he will even vote for the measure himself, the state LP's chairman said the initiative would not get the party's stamp of approval.
Ten years after Colorado and Washington embraced legalization, the movement looks unstoppable.
An emphasis on corruption and enforcement downplays the very real influence of regulation and taxes on California's booming black market.
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The measure will be on the ballot, but depending on how the state Supreme Court rules, the votes may just not be counted.