Announcement concerning granting pardon for the crime of possession of marijuana, tried possession of marijuana, or use of marijuana

Announcement concerning granting pardon for the crime of possession of marijuana, tried possession of marijuana, or use of marijuana

In Proclamation No. 10467 dated October 6, 2022 (Granting Pardon for the Crime of Easy Possession of Marijuana), I exercised my authority beneath the Structure to pardon people who’ve dedicated or been convicted of the crime of easy possession of marijuana in violation of the Managed Substances Act and Part 48-904.01(d)(1) of District of Columbia Code (DC Code). As I’ve stated earlier than, convictions for easy marijuana possession have imposed pointless limitations to employment, housing, and training alternatives. With this Proclamation, in line with Proclamation No. 10467, I’m pardoning further people who might proceed to face the pointless collateral penalties of a conviction for easy possession of marijuana, tried easy possession of marijuana, or use of marijuana. Due to this fact, pursuant to the grant of authority in Article II, Part 2, of the Structure of america, I, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., do hereby grant a full, full, and unconditional pardon to all present residents of america. and Lawful everlasting residents who, on or earlier than the date of this proclamation, have dedicated or been convicted of the crime of easy possession of marijuana, tried easy possession of marijuana, or use of marijuana, no matter whether or not they have been charged or tried for a similar. These crimes on or earlier than the date of this announcement, in violation of the next:

(1) Part 844 of Title 21, United States Code, Part 846 of Title 21, United States Code, and prior provisions of United States Code prohibiting easy possession of marijuana or tried possession of marijuana;

(2) Part 48-904.01(d)(1) of the D.C. Code and prior provisions of the D.C. Code prohibiting easy possession of marijuana;

(3) D.C. Code Part 48-904.09 and prior D.C. Code provisions prohibiting tried easy possession of marijuana; And

(4) Provisions within the Code of Federal Rules, together with as relevant beneath United States legislation, that prohibit solely the possession or use of marijuana on Federal property or amenities, or elsewhere, as presently or beforehand codified, together with e.g. Instance however not restricted to. Restricted to 25 CFR 11.452(a); 32 CFR 1903.12(b)(2); 36 CFR 2.35(b)(2); 36 CFR 1002.35(b)(2); 36 CFR 1280.16(a)(1); 36 CFR 702.6(b); 41 CFR 102-74.400(a); 43 CFR 8365.1-4(b)(2); and 50 CFR 27.82(b)(2).

It’s my intent on this proclamation to pardon solely the crimes of easy possession of marijuana, tried possession of marijuana, or use of marijuana in violation of the federal and DC legal guidelines set forth in paragraphs (1) by way of (3) of this proclamation, in addition to the provisions within the Code of Rules. federal legislation in line with paragraph (4) of this declaration, and never another crimes involving managed substances or different actions past easy possession of marijuana, tried possession of marijuana, or use of marijuana, similar to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute or driving crimes dedicated whereas beneath the affect. Marijuana. This pardon doesn’t apply to people who have been noncitizens and weren’t lawfully current in america on the time of their crime.

Pursuant to the procedures in Proclamation No. 10467, the Lawyer Basic, by way of the Pardon Lawyer, shall evaluate all correctly submitted purposes for Certificates of Pardon, and shall situation such Certificates of Pardon to eligible candidates in a well timed method.

In witness whereof, I’ve set my hand this twenty-second day of December, within the yr of our Lord two thousand twenty-three, and of the Independence of america of America the 200 and forty-eighth.

joseph r. Biden Jr.

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