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U.S. Senator Capito comments on Elizabeth Warren’s request for Biden to pardon all nonviolent cannabis offenders

By David Beard, The Dominion Post

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., recently joined with two other senators to ask President Biden to pardon everyone who’s ever been convicted of a nonviolent cannabis offense – whether formerly or currently behind bars.

In light of that request, The Dominion Post contacted Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, and Rep. David McKinley to ask them their opinion of Warren’s request and on a few other cannabis matters.

Warren joined with Sens. Edward Markey, also D-Mass., and Jeffrey Merkley, D-Ore., to write to Biden on Nov. 9. They cite a campaign statement Biden made in November 2019: “Number one, I think we should decriminalize marijuana, period. And I think everyone, anyone who has a record should be let out of jail, their records expunged, be completely zeroed out.”

They refer in their letter to “over a century of failed and racist cannabis policies. … America’s cannabis policies have punished black and brown communities for too long…

To read more: https://www.dominionpost.com/2021/11/20/sen-capito-comments-on-elizabeth-warrens-request-for-biden-to-pardon-all-nonviolent-cannabis-offenders/

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