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President Biden announces pardon of federal convictions for simple marijuana possession with executive order

Oct 06, 2022 View Original Article
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    -98% Extremely Liberal

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  • Policy Leaning

    56% Very Conservative

  • Politician Portrayal

    -33% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

49% : I'm asking the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to initiate the process to review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law."
46% :The ACLU found that "while marijuana arrests were down by 18 percent overall since 2010, law enforcement still made more than 6.1 million such arrests over the past eight years.
45% : The federal government currently classifies marijuana as a 'schedule one' substance, the same as heroin and LSD - and more serious than fentanyl.
44% : According to the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) report, "A Tale of Two Countries: Racially Targeted Arrests in the Era of Marijuana Reform," released in 2020, "on average, a Black person is 3.64 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a White person, even though Black and white people use marijuana at similar rates."
41% : "I'm announcing a pardon of all prior federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana.
41% :The president noted that "even as federal and local regulations of marijuana change, important limitations on trafficking, marketing, and under-age sales should stay in place.""Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana," he said.
37% : "As I said when I ran for President, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana," said Biden, in a statement.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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