Cannabis Pardons Affect Just a Sliver of Those Swept Up in the War on Drugs

By Zolan Kanno-Youngs And Michael D. Shear, The New York Times on November 28, 2022

President Biden’s pardons for thousands of Americans convicted of possessing marijuana don’t apply to state charges or many immigrants at risk of deportation.

Valerie Schultz’s conviction for possession of a small amount of marijuana in 2010 was anything but simple.

Ms. Schultz was arrested on federal land, the Mount Olympus Trail in Utah, which means she was charged under federal law. The authorities found pot in her car, so her license was revoked. Without the ability to drive, she was forced to give up her job teaching second grade.

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