At a recent event President Biden emphasized the actions he has taken towards reforming our marijuana laws while working to help remedy some of the negative consequences associated with prohibition.
“I’m keeping my promise that no one – no one – should be in jail merely for the use or possession of marijuana” said President Biden at an event held by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. “And those who are in jail, they’re going to be released and the records are going to be expunged.”
The comments from President Biden come roughly a month after his Department of Health sent a letter to the DEA requesting marijuana be rescheduled to Schedule III, effectively legalizing it for prescription use across the country.
The letter came in response to an executive order issued by Biden last year which directed Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Attorney General Merrick Garland to initiate a review process to consider the potential rescheduling of marijuana on the federal level. Biden also issued a mass pardon of thousands of people charged with federal marijuana offenses.
Recently a Biden official told us that it’s their belief that marijuana will be rescheduled prior to the 2024 election.