Washington: US President Joe Biden has ordered the immediate release of all the prisoners arrested for the crime of possession of cannabis, giving amnesty.
According to the World News Agency, US President Joe Biden announced amnesty for those convicted of possessing cannabis and instructed the governors of all states to take measures to release these individuals.
President Joe Biden said that thousands of citizens have been convicted of crimes simply because of the possession of cannabis, which deprives them of jobs, homes, and educational opportunities.
The US President said that just because someone is found with cannabis, they should not be imprisoned. My amnesty will also reduce the pressure on prisons and allow people imprisoned for minor crimes to start a new life.
President Biden expressed surprise that we still think of cannabis as a drug similar to heroin. Now is the time for the Secretary of Health and the Attorney General to review the laws related to cannabis and make recommendations for amendments.