President Joe Biden has “every intention of using his clemency power,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday. But while the administration is “looking at” relief for non-violent drug offenders, she again declined to give specifics about when any presidential action might actually happen. Advocates and some lawmakers have grown impatient with the president as his first year in office comes to a close. Biden campaigned on cannabis reform, promising that he would push for decriminalization, rescheduling, and ensuring that people aren’t locked up over marijuana. Marijuana Moment partnered with More Perfect Union this week to shed light on exactly what Biden’s administration can do when it comes to cannabis. Watch below: Asked at a press briefing whether Biden would be following the tradition of issuing pardons or commutations “in the spirit of the holiday” as the year comes to an end, Psaki said simply, “I don’t have anything to preview at this time.” “I would just reiterate that the president has every intention of using his clemency power,” she said. “And there has been some reporting which is accurate out there about looking at non-violent drug offenders, but I don’t have anything to update you on at this point in time.”

Tom Angell, Marijuana Moment, 12/23/2021 06:24:00

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