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Gianforte's response to Biden request for marijuana pardons

The governor’s office says Gianforte will continue to evaluate clemency requests via the Board of Pardons and Parole

Max Savage Levenson

Montana Free Press

Thursday, President Joe Biden made a series of sweeping announcements regarding his plans to reform marijuana policy nationwide. While those reforms initially focus solely on Americans facing federal drug charges, the plan could eventually make an impact on people facing state charges as well.

In his most direct action, Biden pardoned all federal prisoners convicted of simple marijuana possession. The pardon does not apply to Americans charged with other federal marijuana-related offenses, like illegal cultivation or distribution, or to noncitizens....

 

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