Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Jesús G. “Chuy” García (D-IL) sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Monday asking him to pardon all simple marijuana possession offenses, regardless of immigration status.

The letter, also signed by Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA)  Rashida Tlaib, (D-MI) and several other members of Congress, further asked the administration to prioritize decriminalizing and rescheduling cannabis and reopening immigration cases of those who were deported for cannabis-related offenses.

President Biden announced a historic move in October – pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple cannabis possession. The action is estimated to benefit some 6,500 Americans, while some 40,000 people who were convicted on a state level remain unaffected unless state governors abide by Biden’s suggestion and do the same. What’s important is that illegal immigrants and military members were among the groups not included in the pardon.

"Therefore, it is of utmost importance that the Administration pardon all simple marijuana possession offenses – regardless …

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