US President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. Photo: TNS
US President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. Photo: TNS
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Joe Biden pardons thousands in US for ‘simple possession’ of marijuana

  • The pardon covers Americans convicted under federal law, but not for charges related to drug production or distribution
  • The move could help those affected overcome obstacles to renting a home or finding a job, and is a dramatic step towards decriminalisation

US President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. Photo: TNS
US President Joe Biden speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday. Photo: TNS
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