Vice President Harris, Colorado Governor And Other Top Officials Cheer Biden's Expanded Marijuana Pardon - Marijuana Moment

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Published Dec 22, 2023
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Policy Leaning Analysis

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 34% Conservative:

  • 1 negative sentiment for Prison Reform
  • 1 positive sentiment for Flat Tax Rate
  • 1 positive sentiment for Government Intervention


Politician Portrayal Analysis:

This article includes the following Politician Portrayal sentiments, providing an average sentiment of 90% Negative and bias score of 54% Conservative:

11 negative sentiments and 7 positive sentiments for Joe Biden
1 negative sentiment and 1 positive sentiment for Kamala Harris
1 negative sentiment for Richard Nixon


Policies:

Flat Tax Rate
Government Intervention
Prison Reform
Marijuana Legalization for Medical Use

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Joe Biden
Kamala Harris
Richard Nixon

Sentiments

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62% President Joe Biden's newly expanded marijuana pardon proclamation is getting praise from top officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris, with supporters cheering the clemency ..."
62% President Joe Biden's newly expanded marijuana pardon proclamation is getting praise from top officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris, with supporters cheering the clemency ..."
16% I applaud President Biden for taking action."
8% Meanwhile, the president's expanded pardon proclamation comes as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is considering a recommendation from the Department of Health and Human ..."
8% Here's how other officials, lawmakers, advocates and others are reacting to the president's pardon:nn"I'm thrilled to see President Biden following Colorado's lead by pardoning ..."
6% "nn"We welcome the news of [Biden] pardoning thousands of people convicted of marijuana charges," the congresswoman said."
4% "nnJeremiah Mosteller, executive director at CFA and a policy director at Americans for Prosperity, said that the president's action is "a welcome next step ..."
4% This comes about a year after Biden issued an initial mass cannabis pardon and directed an administrative review into marijuana scheduling.nn"
0% "However, it would have a meaningful impact in other ways, for example by removing widely criticized research barriers and allowing state-licensed cannabis businesses to ..."
-22% "Kevin Sabet, president of the prohibitionist group SAM, said the pardon proclamation shows that criminal justice reform is possible without commercializing the drug, though ..."

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50% : However, it would have a meaningful impact in other ways, for example by removing widely criticized research barriers and allowing state-licensed cannabis businesses to take federal tax deductions they're currently barred from under an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code known as 280E.Despite the fact that public support for legalization has reached record highs, especially among the Democratic base, the president has declined to embrace the broader reform.
39% : "Kevin Sabet, president of the prohibitionist group SAM, said the pardon proclamation shows that "criminal justice reform is possible without commercializing the drug," though he said it was "unfortunate" that the president didn't use the opportunity to talk about "how dangerous marijuana is.

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