Rep Barbara Lee from California and Rep Earl Blumenauer from Oregon have issued a sign on letter to The White House with 37 congressional signatures. With so many states passing legalization, having people in prison over the now legal plant doesn’t make sense. People are getting legal paychecks while working in the cannabis industry, paychecks where federal tax is taken out. Shop owners flip enough profit to open multiple shops and create jobs. On the other hand, we are in the middle of a pandemic. If they wanted to free up prison space, releasing non-violent marijuana convictions is the simplest answer.