In October of 2022, US President Joe Biden pardoned approximately 6500 people with convictions for possession of marijuana.
Aug. 10, 2022
Guest Commentary: Regulate Marijuana to Improve Public Safety
Prohibition of marijuana doesn't benefit those prosecuted nor make the larger community any safer. It makes the community less safe by ensuring police and courts have less time to deal with real crimes like murder, rape and theft. We have seen that cuts to public safety budgets endanger both civilians and public safety professionals.
Amendment 64, the measure to regulate marijuana like alcohol on November's ballot, would counteract these reductions, allow police to focus attention where it's most needed and stop ruining people's lives for consensual "crimes." That is why we and many other law enforcement officers urge you to vote yes on Amendment 64. Continued
Article By Leonard I. Frieling