Canada is planning on pardoning Canadians who have cannabis possession conviction for 30 grams or less.
Canada became the G7 and G20 nation to legalize cannabis coast to coast. Possession of cannabis was a result to a $1,000 fine and 6 months jail time in Canada.
Black and Indigenous Canadians are targeted by law enforcement for cannabis possession charges. Indigenous people were up to nine times more than white people to be arrested for cannabis possession. Black people were founded to be at least five times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession.
A pardon do not result in the record of your conviction being destroyed. A granted pardon will remove all criminal records that will no longer affect your basic rights and freedoms, such as trying to obtain a job.
If your conviction is expunged, any federal record of that conviction would be destroyed. California aims to expunge 250,000 cannabis convictions by 2019.
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