About 6,500 people will be cleared of charges. None of those people are currently in jail.
Shared Article from nytimes.com
Biden Pardons Thousands of People Convicted of Marijuana Possess…
The president urged governors to follow his lead for people convicted on state charges of possession.
This is a good thing to do. It is part of a larger set of policies which are intended to halt new prosecutions and to systematically reconsider the categorical federal prohibition on marijuana, which are really important. It would be a lot better to also pardon the people currently in federal prison for dealing marijuana. I hope that this is the beginning and not the end of serious moves against prohibition and imprisonment in the heretofore endless, failed War on Drugs.