Office of the Pardon Attorney

Office of the Pardon Attorney

Presidential Proclamation on Marijuana Possession

On October 6, 2022, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation that pardons federal convictions for simple marijuana possession offenses. The proclamation applies only to federal convictions, including D.C. Code offenses, and does not apply to convictions under state or local law. 

The Application for Certificate of Pardon for Simple Possession of Marijuana is not yet available.

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Find Clemency Cases by File Number, BOP Register Number or First and Last Name Search Pending Clemency Case Files Now

Clemency Action by President Joseph R. Biden

For additional information view the Clemency Recipients page.

  1. 4/25/2022 (1) Commutation granted
  2. 4/26/2022 (75) Commutations and (3) Pardons granted
  3. 9/19/2022 (1) Commutation granted
  4. 9/30/2022 (2) Commutations granted
  5. 12/2/2022 (1) Commutation granted
  6. 12/30/2022 (6) Pardons granted

Case Statistics

Total Pending Cases Case Type
13,728 Commutation of Sentence
  3,644 Pardon after Completion of Sentence
17,372 Total Pending Cases

Last updated February 8, 2023

General Information for the Office of the Pardon Attorney

Elizabeth G. Oyer
Pardon Attorney


Rosalind Sargent-Burns
Senior Deputy Pardon Attorney


Kira Gillespie
Deputy Pardon Attorney


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