Pubdate: Tue, 12 Jul 2016
Source: London Free Press (CN ON)
Page: A5
Copyright: 2016 The London Free Press
Author: Chris Slabon


In Jennifer O'Brien's article Half of voters say tear up pot rap 
sheets, poll finds, Paul Whitehead seems to get lit up about 
pardoning marijuana possession convictions carte blanche.

He needs to come off his high horse thinking that all possessions 
convictions will be systematically pardoned.

I will agree that the situation he poses is quite hazy and not all 
possession charges are the same. The article is very blunt in 
addressing his concern, stating that those charged with possession 
might be able to apply for pardon.

It further says Trudeau has already formed a task force (perhaps a 
joint task force) to examine the issues surrounding legalization.

The legalization of marijuana once seemed like a pipe dream and won't 
be without some legal questions, but I have to give the Liberal 
government a lot of brownie points for having the gumption to proceed 
with this endeavour.

Chris Slabon

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