On October 6, 2022, President Biden issued a proclamation pardoning all current United States citizens and lawful permanent residents who had either committed the offense or had been convicted of simple possession of marijuana in violation of the Controlled Substances Act. He then encouraged state governors to follow suit saying, “Just as no one should be in a federal prison solely due to the possession of marijuana, no one should be in a local jail or state prison for that reason, either.”
While the president presented this as a very straightforward and simple approach to changing the nation’s drug policy, the reality is much more complex
Link to the proclamation: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2022/10/06/granting-pardon-for-the-offense-of-simple-possession-of-marijuana/
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Listen to the audio version here: https://theconqueringtruth.com/2022/10/should-marijuana-be-illegal-americas-drug-policy-and-the-bible-ep-93-audio/
00:00:00 Was the Pardon a Good Idea?
00:07:50 The Constitution and Nullification
00:18:56 Who is getting pardoned?
00:31:16 Are Drug Laws Racist?
00:38:46 Should Drugs Be Illegal?
Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson