The Politics of the Marijuana Pardons

From a story on by Mike Allen headlined “Politics of pot”:

President Biden’s marijuana pardons are a small policy change to entice young voters — but provided an emotional new flashpoint for the final month of midterm campaigning, Axios’ Sophia Cai reports.

  • The surprise decision last week pardoned thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law.

Why it matters: Biden’s announcement is the latest in a stream of small policy gifts to persuade the Democratic base that he’s keeping promises from the 2020 campaign trail.