- Us President Joe Biden has called for the legalization of Marijuana use and possession in all states in America.
Biden says many Americans are languishing in federal jail or with disturbing criminal records because of using a drug that is legal in many states.
“Sending people to jail for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives – for conduct that is legal in many states. That’s before you address the clear racial disparities around prosecution and conviction. Today, we begin to right these wrongs.” Biden said
The president has therefore ordered the attorney general to initiate a legal review in a move that could see marijuana legalized under federal law.
“I’m asking @SecBecerra and the Attorney General to initiate the process of reviewing how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.” he said
Biden also says it is wrong to classify weed in the same category as Heroin and fentanyl;
“We classify marijuana at the same level as heroin – and more serious than fentanyl. It makes no sense. ” Biden says
He however asked that safety nets to protect under-age use of the drug and regulations on the sale and marketing be put inplace.
“I’d also like to note that as federal and state regulations change, we still need important limitations on trafficking, marketing, and underage sales of marijuana.”
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