If you've been convicted of prior federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana, then President Biden provided some good news to you on Thursday. He pardoned all those convicted.

This three-step process is as follows:

  • Attorney General to develop an administrative process for the issuance of certificates of pardon to eligible individuals.
  • A call to Governors to do the same with regard to state offenses.
  • A call to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to initiate the administrative process to review expeditiously how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.

Employers who, for years, have been using pre-employment marijuana testing for off-duty use have been slowly moving away from it. Testing does not show when or how the drug was used and does not provide a sound picture of the offense – even if there even was one.

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