The White House is currently reviewing a draft application form so those affected by President Joe Biden’s mass marijuana pardon can show they were given clemency. Those who had broken federal law or Washington, D.C law related to cannabis could potentially gain access to certificates that could help them secure jobs or apartments previously denied due to past convictions, according to a report by Ganjapreneur.
The notice states that the information provided will be used for issuing pardon certificates and for research into the demographics of applicants and recipients as well. Pardon Attorney Elizabeth Oyer said the online application would be posted “very soon” back in December but activists have grown frustrated with the subsequent delays.
While Biden’s pardon doesn’t provide immunity to those previously convicted of selling marijuana or other offenses, it does offer a fresh start for those with minor offenses. Furthermore, a new draft application form has been released, offering a glimmer of hope for eligible individuals.
The form will be open for feedback for 30 days before it’s finalized and put into action.
The draft form is one page to fill out, a page to sign, and another page with instructions.