NORML Issues Statement Regarding President’s Plan to Pardon Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

NORML Issues Statement Regarding President’s Plan to Pardon Those with Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

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“Moving forward, the Administration must work collaboratively with Congressional leadership to repeal America’s failed marijuana criminalization laws. Nearly half of voters now agree that legalizing marijuana ought to be a priority for Congress, and such action can only be taken by descheduling cannabis and repealing it from the US Controlled Substances Act — thereby regulating it in a manner similar to alcohol. Congress should be inspired by the Administration’s actions today to act quickly and send legislation to the President’s desk that would help close this dark chapter of our history.”

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