Enough is enough. No one should be locked up in federal prison for cannabis. No one should continue to bear the scarlet letter of a federal conviction for cannabis offenses.
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The federal “war on drugs” has crushed many souls and countless futures, while spreading intolerable levels of mistrust and dysfunction between minority communities and those sworn to protect them. Although the war impacts individuals of all races, the effects of drug prohibition—from surveillance and arrest, to trial and conviction, to incarceration and reentry into society—are felt most keenly by the poor, the powerless, and people of color. Reckoning with these harms is a critical civil rights issue, which must proceed with what Dr. King memorably described as the “fierce urgency of now.”
The harms of incarceration are obvious, but the pains of federal marijuana convictions transcend prison walls, making it more difficult for someone to get a job, access affordable housing, and receive an education. A conviction can forever limit an individual’s constitutional rights and can put the American dream further out of reach for an entire family.
In November 2019, during a Democratic Primary Debate, President Biden said: “I think we should decriminalize marijuana, period. And I think everyone—anyone who has a record—should be let out of jail, their records expunged, ... completely zeroed out.”
The Weldon Project is going to hold Biden to his promise. To learn more about the Weldon Project’s efforts, please check out our letter to Biden signed by Drake and others and our video with A More Perfect Union urging Biden to grant a general pardon to those incarcerated for cannabis.
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Video to Biden: https://youtu.be/o9uJf25IXG4