While on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Vice President Kamala Harris said that “nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.” President Biden on October 6th announced that the federal government would be issuing pardons for anyone federally convicted of a simple possession of marijuana and encouraged Governors to do the same.
HARRIS: “Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed. Right? Right? And so we start with that and then we are to your point urging and the President has been very clear, we're urging Governors in states to take our lead and to pardon people who have been criminalized for possession of marijuana. And ultimately though as with so many issues, if Congress acts then there is a uniform approach to this and so many other issues, but Congress needs to act. We're 29 days away from the midterms, ask who you're voting for, where they stand on this and, and I encourage you to vote accordingly.”