Mike Tyson Urges Biden to Free Cannabis Prisoners

The former heavyweight champion has called on the President to finally address a long-standing thorn in the cannabis reform movement’s side: prisoners left behind by cannabis laws. More than that, this is a humanitarian appeal from Tyson to Biden, not merely a plea for clemency. It’s a powerful statement about the urgent need to reform justice through the lens of U.S. cannabis policy.

The Call for Presidential Action

Mike Tyson, former professional boxer and a key player in the cannabis industry, has echoed the sentiment held by so many advocates for drug policy reform—that it’s well past time to free everyone incarcerated for cannabis offenses. He called upon President Joe Biden to issue a pardon for “all the millions of people that’s [sic] in the penitentiary” as a result of federal cannabis prohibition in an episode of his podcast uploaded on Wednesday.

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The question of antitrust in cannabis is one more facet of the complex regulatory legacy left by federal prohibition. As long as the illegality of cannabis at the federal level remains in place, minimal expectations for consumer choice and the thriving economic competition enjoyed by businesses in the food and beverage industry will be impossible.


Inference

Tyson’s move could pave the way for significant policy changes on the federal level, offering hope and potentially life-altering transformation for thousands. The cannabis discussion — once dominated by stigma and criminalization — is increasingly one about justice, equity, and a nation’s healing. Tyson’s advocacy places this discussion in a deeply human context, underscoring the dire need for cannabis laws to evolve.

As the United States wrestles with the knotty issue of cannabis legalization and decriminalization, voices like Tyson’s are the most pivotal: their aim remains — as it should — an always-fixed mark: Justice, interrupted only by compassion.

Alex Ramsey

Alex Ramsey

Cannabis Industry Copywriting Specialist

He combines a deep understanding of cannabis with a passion for crafting engaging content. With a focus on demystifying cannabis through education, Alex contributes to the industry’s growth with content that sells, educates, and engages the community.

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