PBS NewsHour

Biden pardons thousands convicted on marijuana charges

Clip: 10/06/2022 | 7m 4s | Video has closed captioning.

President Biden pardoned thousands of Americans convicted on federal charges of simple possession of marijuana and encouraged governors to do the same. The president also directed his administration to review how marijuana is classified as a drug under federal law. Law professor and former federal prosecutor Mark Osler joined Laura Barrón-López to discuss the announcement.

Aired: 10/06/22

Rating: NR

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