In October of 2022, US President Joe Biden pardoned approximately 6500 people with convictions for possession of marijuana.
Aug. 10, 2022
Marijuana Regulation: Meet Leonard Frieling, Former Judge Calling for End to Pot Prohibition
Yesterday, former judge Leonard Frieling co-starred in a media event at the City and County Building designed to attract attention to the petition-gathering process for the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act of 2012. But while the location was great for TV, it wasn't terrific for collecting valid signatures. Frieling says many of the people he approached were tourists -- and one was none other than Secretary of State Scott Gessler.
"I admit I didn't recognize him," Frieling concedes, laughing. "And so, I asked our honorable Secretary of State if he was a registered Colorado voter. He cracked up, and when he told me who he was, I cracked up, too." Continued