THIS IS THE BIDEN CHALLENGE GRANT CLEMENCY TO NONVIOLENT MARIJUANA OFFENDERS
In January, President Trump granted clemency to 7 individuals serving sentences of life without parole for marijuana and one with a sentence of 50 years.
These are sentences that assure that you will die in a cage for a nonviolent marijuana offence. Today, politicians are receiving campaign donations from cannabis businesses for a substance that is as illegal federally as the day these individuals were sentenced.
The marijuana industry has investments from politicians, entertainers, wall street, educators as well as hundreds of thousands of individuals who nibble in their investment portfolios. Cannabis is still on the Controlled Substance Act as a Schedule 1 drug designating it as more dangerous than fentanyl and oxycontin. To be consistent, marijuana businesses should be prosecuted in the same manner as these unfortunate nonviolent people.
The Cannabis industry and the criminal justice system cannot have integrity as long as these sentences stand.
President Biden can pardon this category immediately and right this wrong.
These are three people with life sentences for marijuana who need immediate clemency from President Biden. If criminal justice is a priority for this administration it needs to start now.