Oregon takes action granting pardons to over 45,000 people with marijuana possession following Biden’s federal clemency.
Gov. Kate Brown announced on Monday is pardoning 47,144 people with convictions for possessing a small amount of marijuana and forgiving more than $14 million in unpaid fines and fees.
“We are a state, and a nation, of second chances. Today, I am taking steps to right the wrongs of a flawed, inequitable, and outdated criminal justice system in Oregon when it comes to personal marijuana possession. For the estimated 45,000 individuals who are receiving a pardon for prior state convictions of marijuana possession, this action will help relieve the collateral consequences arising from these convictions,” Gov. Brown said in a press statement.
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