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The case for pardoning those with marijuana convictions | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 8:53 AM | By Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

Sometime soon, adults in Canada will be able to use marijuana without fear of a criminal conviction. Judging from a 2014 Statistics Canada survey of 33,089 Canadians in the 10 provinces, it is likely that about 1.99 million Canadians age 15 and older used marijuana in the past month even though it currently is a criminal offence. Indeed, from this survey, it would appear that about 14 per cent of 15- to 34-year-olds in Canada used marijuana in the past month.

Fortunately, most of these people...