(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Last week, President Biden announced he was granting pardons to people convicted of federal marijuana-related offenses and had instructed the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services to “expeditiously” review how marijuana is scheduled under federal law.
However, the president’s pardon will not affect the nearly 2,000 people who were convicted of marijuana-related offenses by his Vice President Kamala Harris when she served as San Francisco District Attorney.
The President of the United States has the power to pardon federal crimes only. That’s how it works.
Since the people Kamala sent to jail on marijuana-related crimes were convicted of state crimes rather than federal crimes, Biden’s pardon power does not extend to them.
This may be why the president also called on governors to follow his lead and consider pardoning those convicted of marijuana-related crimes on the state level.
If Governor Hair Gel Newsom decides to do Biden’s bidding and pardon those in California convicted during Kamala’s reign of terror, then that’s a different story.
During her time as San Francisco’s District Attorney from 2004 to 2011, Kamala’s office secured 1,956 convictions for marijuana possession, cultivation, or sale. Some of those convictions included people who were also convicted of more serious offenses while those who were convicted of low-level pot possession never spent time in jail.
Kamala gained a reputation for being too tough on low-level crime. And during a Democrat primary debate in July 2019, Tulsi Gabbard made full use of Kamala’s harsh prosecutions.
Joe Biden isn't the only one being attacked tonight. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard didn't hold back when she took on Sen. Kamala Harris' criminal justice record. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/7eZE6v6ZHW
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 1, 2019
Gabbard’s takedown of Kamala resulted in the unpopular Harris plummeting in the polls never to regain her footing. She dropped out of the 2020 race two months before the Iowa caucus.
Unsurprisingly, when she was selected as Joe Biden’s running mate in August 2020, Kamala attempted to repair the damage Tulsi caused to her reputation by recasting herself as a pot-smoking, rap-listening girl from the hood who supports the legalization of marijuana.