The Justice Department has recently launched an online application for individuals with federal cannabis convictions who are eligible for pardons promised by President Biden nearly five months ago. According to the department, there could be up to 20,000 people eligible for the federal weed pardon. The application process is estimated to take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete, and supporting documents such as charging documents and sentencing details can be uploaded to the online portal. The pardon will remove any associated civil or legal disabilities and may be helpful in obtaining licenses or employment. However, it is important to note that this process only applies to federal convictions; state expungement processes are controlled by individual governors or legislatures. The long-awaited announcement ends the months of speculation, and eligible candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible.