Gov. Brown to pardon 45,000 past marijuana convictions

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced that she is pardoning 45,000 people who have faced past convictions of marijuana. This also includes $14 million in unpaid fines and fees. This follows President Biden’s pardon plan for Federal cases of marijuana possession.  The pardon would apply only to convictions of 1 ounce of less of marijuana,no other crimes were committed and the person was 21 or over.

Governors from other states, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington are also considering the same pardon.  The Governor of Texas has rejected the idea.

The Governor said that no one is being released from prison due to this pardon change.

The Oregonian has a detailed list of who qualifies for the pardon.

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