The White House has indicated that POTUS has no desire to discuss cannabis reform right now
The mid-term elections are approaching, and while it is customary to see major moves by the President, the White House made it clear that Joe Biden has nothing related to cannabis reform in his plans. There were questions regarding the push by other Democrats for the administration to take action on the issue. Still, even so, the press secretary said there would be no further comment on the issue in the coming weeks. This is a clear demonstration of how Biden continues to fail to deliver on many of his campaign promises.
During a discussion that took place late last week, several issues related to the plant were addressed. Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House’s press secretary, received several questions about whether the President is willing to talk about marijuana before the election happens.
Jean-Pierre says it is clear to her that during recent press conferences, questions about the President’s plans for cannabis policy have been consistently generated. She reiterated once again that Biden continues to maintain the same position; reschedule cannabis, leave recreational use up to the states, decriminalize the plant at the federal level and eliminate previous registrations.
“The president believes that there are too many people serving unduly long sentences for non-violent drug crimes—a disproportionate number of whom are Black and brown,” the Jean-Pierre said. Still, with the election less than ten weeks away, the press secretary implied that Biden has no intention of pushing cannabis reform. While much of the talk was simply an echo of previous conversations, the specificity of how long not to expect the President to address cannabis is new.