Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promised a “mass pardon” to those imprisoned for nonviolent weed convictions.
Yang told the crowd at a Concord, N.H., event hosted by the ACLU on Friday, “I’m going to mass pardon everyone who is in jail for nonviolent weed-related offenses,” according to Fox News.
The article goes on to state the following:
Yang’s campaign site says he supports the full legalization of weed at the federal level as well as removing it from the controlled substances list. He also calls, on his website, to expunge federal convictions of all weed-related use or possession offenses.
“Americans now recognize just how broken our mass incarceration system is and how much progress we need to make,” Yang told the crowd on Friday.
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