Trump Issues Commutations for Marijuana Convicts on Last Day in Office
On his final day in office, President Donald Trump issued a flurry of clemencies for people convicted of marijuana-related crimes. Yahoo Finance reports the majority of the recipients were serving life sentences.
One convict who received a full pardon was Lynn Barney of Utah. He had already been released after serving 35 months in prison.
As CalMarijuanaPolicy previously reported, another Utah man — Weldon Angelos — was pardoned by Trump, post-release, just before Christmas. He served 13 years in prison for a federal marijuana conviction. He received a pardon from the president after lobbying by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).
See a list of the others clemencies issued by Trump here.