The federal U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) says it is considering possible amendments to guidelines on whether, and to what extent, people’s criminal history for marijuana possession can be used against them in sentencing decisions for new convictions.
The Commission has voted on its final policy priorities for 2022-23. A complete list of the priorities can be found here: https://t.co/e6vuyUkV6C
— SentencingCommission (@TheUSSCgov) October 28, 2022
On Friday, the independent branch of the federal judiciary unanimously approved 14 policy priorities for an amendment cycle ending in May 2023. The cannabis item wasn’t included in an earlier version of the priority proposal list circulated for public feedback earlier this month, but it was added and adopted after President Joe Biden issued a mass marijuana pardon proclamation.
The Commission's public comment period ended on Monday. Thank you to all who are interested in the Commission's work and took the time to submit comment. We received over 8,000 submissions, a sample of which is available here: https://t.co/O1NUqZ4vx1 pic.twitter.com/qWqKM5Y7tt
— SentencingCommission (@TheUSSCgov) October 21, 2022
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