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Biden pardons 6500 convicted of federal cannabis possession and talks about rescheduling

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President Biden pardoned 6,500 people with felony cannabis convictions. Those who got convictions while committing violent crimes were not eligible. He encouraged governors across the country to do the same. He said those folks shouldn't have to live with that on their records.

 

He also talked about rescheduling cannabis saying cannabis and fentanyl being on the same level was ridiculous.

 

It's about time. Progress has been at a stand still while people wait and suffer. Maybe this is a good sign of movement on the federal front.

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Posted : October 7, 2022 8:27 pm
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@artmann Steve DeAngelo was saying this is all BS? He said people don't go to prison federally for possession alone, it always has cultivation or intent to supply with it. Here is a quote from his Insta:

"A promise is a promise Joe—but this is just a political fig leaf that wont release one single cannabis prisoner, because you limited your action to simple possession cases—and almost nobody ever gets locked up for federal simple possession charges. Federal prosecution almost always involves cultivation or import or possession with intent to distribute. You said in a nationally televised presidential debate that you didn’t think ANYBODY should be in prison on cannabis charges—you didn’t limit it to simple possession then like you are now. But we are going to hold you to the promise you actually made to us—and we will gather outside the White House on October 24th and engage in acts of civil disobedience if you do not release at least 100 cannabis prisoners before that day."

Im not sure what to make of this but i am always reluctant to believe a politician is doing the right thing 


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Posted : October 7, 2022 9:15 pm
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Steve makes a point. I’m going to have to do some more research on this. Simple possession on a federal level might be smoking weed in a national park or the like. Those are few and far between.

This is a very promising development and hopefully it moves quickly but I’ll stay skeptical till it’s all done. If Joe is successful in decriminalizing weed I’m definitely a fan. I’m waiting for the Republicans to jump on board if this test well in the polls or try to capitalize if it starts to fail. Let’s deschedule this. If alcohol and coffee are not drugs, this isn’t either.

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Posted : October 8, 2022 6:51 am
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This is all bullshit unless they do far more. Exactly what Steve said, just shows that these corrupt fucks have fucked shit up so much there clutching at straws to get voted back in.

They already know what they need to do, many many lobby groups and charity's have all ready given them the answer in massive reports and hundreds of thousands of research papers.

trying to distract from the fact that he showered with his daughter and his son is a corrupt fuck up. plus his got dementia and the fact he is not the one making these decisions is obvious.

lets hope people see through this and push it towards what it should be......     Remember they do nothing unless it's benefits them.....  

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Posted : October 8, 2022 9:43 am
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I said on discord, it’s a token move before the midterms and trading the ruskies for that ignorant basketball player. He’s hoping these two moves will help the dems at the midterms. 

let’s not forget what else Brandon said- I won’t be the prez remembered for legalizing cannabis! And to back that up, in his speech two days ago—- he strongly urges the state governors to take action!

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Posted : October 8, 2022 11:25 am
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Yep when I heard him urging the governor's to consider pardons I was hahahaha there's the money shot

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Posted : October 8, 2022 11:42 am
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Yeah i think ole joe is pandering at this point, However having him outwardly say on live media that no person should be imprisoned for cannabis has opened the door. When the leader of the country that started the war on drugs comes out with that shit its only a matter of time before the dominos fall. Even here we are seeing major shifts, plus this helps the cause around the world as it shows they have lost the war. Hopefully he moves ahead and goes the whole hog but somehow i think the handlers have him on an extremely tight leash.... 

I feel like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol' pile of flapjacks... yeah.

 
Posted : October 8, 2022 12:14 pm
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As an American, I was ecstatic with Joes announcement but like everyone else has said no one is locked up federally for just simple possession. I did like that he urged the state governors to act, and I’m in a state that has 0 medical or recreational.  My state is one of the few that’s still 100% illegal, but we do have decriminalize laws for up to 1.5 oz.  

I’m a Democrat(don’t hold that against me, lol) and this was definitely a timing announcement for Joe. Midterms are a month away and Hunter is in trouble. It will be really interesting to what happens after the midterm elections. If Joe is really serious about this, more will be done after the midterms. If he’s just blowing smoke up our asses and nothing gets done after the midterms, there’s not one of us who would re-elect him, including myself. I definitely won’t vote for the Cheeto if he’s running against Joe. I just won’t vote for a president.  

Joe has opened this box, now let’s see if he’s ready to start taking stuff out of this box and actually do some positive with it. 

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Posted : October 8, 2022 12:45 pm
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This is a total BS move.  Yes, I agree with what @Bubblehok said about opening the door, but this was 100% a Machiavellian move that benefits himself without real change.  HE could have with the stroke of a pen freed people and de-scheduled cannabis.  F'n politicians.

 

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Posted : October 8, 2022 1:13 pm
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I'm a little more optimistic. Everyone is dragging Biden through this (he's no fan of weed), but I thought he telegraphed descheduling pretty clearly. If that happens, it's just a matter of time because the conflict between federal and state laws starts to break down.

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
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