Some of the biggest names in hip hop and sports have come together in hopes to reform laws regarding the use and possession of marijuana. As Fox 13 reported, Drake, Meek Mill, Killer Mike and Ty Dolla $ign were among the 150 celebrities who requested President Biden’s assistance in commuting the sentences of all nonviolent cannabis offenders in the U.S.
The 25-page-letter — which has also been backed by Quavo, Kodak Black, Dave East, T.I. and 2 Chainz — was mailed to the White House on Tuesday (Sept. 14). It reportedly details reasons why the prisoners should be pardoned and mentions enacted state laws that prohibit the use of marijuana.
“Whatever one thinks of other drugs and other defendants, incarcerating marijuana offenders in federal prisons is a misuse of our nation’s resources and grossly hypocritical, given that a clear majority of Americans oppose marijuana prohibition and about half admit to using the drug during their lifetime,” the letter reads.
“It also stands against the arc of history and the principle of federalism: nearly three-quarters of the states have now abandoned the federal government’s blanket criminal ban in favor of safe, regulated legal access to marijuana for adults and/or those with qualifying medical conditions.”
Furthermore, the letter states some of the long lasting impacts a federal conviction can have on the prisoner’s life post-prison.
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