Biden Moves On Marijuana: How Big Of A Deal Is This? | 1A
President Biden surprised the nation when he announced he would pardon all simple marijuana convictions at the federal level.
It’s a decision that echoes policy at the state level. Thirty-one states and D.C. no longer prosecute or criminalize a person for possessing small amounts of cannabis.
Experts say the bigger move was his request for the government to review marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug – a category reserved for dangerous narcotics like heroin.
We discuss what it would mean if marijuana is rescheduled and national drug policy.
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