Federal Commission Considers Changes To How Past Cannabis Convictions Can Affect Sentencing For New Crimes

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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.

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.

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Federal Commission Considers Changes To How Past Marijuana Convictions Can Affect Sentencing For New Crimes

 

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