10 Oct President Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Are Not For Service Members
According to the White House, Biden’s proclamation for pardoning thousands of Americans charged with marijuana possession does not apply to the members of the Us military.
An official also stated that these pardons do not apply to the Uniform Code of Military Justices (UCMJ) offenses.
The pardons are only granted to about 6,500 Americans charged with simple possession of marijuana, and none of these Americans are serving time.
According to the Manuals for Courts-Martial, marijuana possession can result in a dishonorable discharge, forfeit of benefits and a maximum of two years of imprisonment. And, while the President can not alter the punishments defined by the Manual for Courts-Martial, Congress has admitted that it is planning to make a major change to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Apparently, Biden’s proclamation could apply to service members in some cases. However, there’s a need for a proper process to proceed forward with this.
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President Biden’s Marijuana Pardons Are Not For Service Members