The U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) estimates that more than 6,500 Americans are eligible to receive pardons under President Joe Biden’s federal cannabis policy reform plan.

Biden announced earlier this month a sweeping, three-part plan to pardon all federal simple cannabis possession offenses, urge all state governors to pardon state-level offenses of simple cannabis possession, and initiate a review of how cannabis is scheduled under federal law.

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The USCC has since issued a news advisory announcing its estimates on who may be impacted by the federal pardons.

The USCC’s analysis, which includes federal data dating back to 1992, estimates that 6,577 U.S. citizens will receive forgiveness under Biden’s pardon.

A USA Today/Ipsos poll conducted Oct. 7-9, in the days following Biden’s announcement, revealed that two-thirds of American adults aged 18 and older support the three-step cannabis policy reform plan.

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