Pot Activist Calls for Pardons, Compensation for Those with Cannabis Convictions

With marijuana set to become legal in July, a prominent cannabis activist is calling on the Canadian government to clear the criminal records of those convicted of pot-related offences and to compensate them if they served jail time.

“If I was in charge, we would vacate all convictions for any cannabis-related offence of any kind,” Dana Larsen told CTV News. “As far as I’m concerned, cannabis prohibition has always been wrong and immoral…They should at least be vacating the convictions for possession and nobody should be disagreeing about that.”

Larsen said the taxes collected in the first few years after legalization should be put into a fund used to compensate those “who have been harmed by cannabis prohibition.”

– Read the entire article at CTV News.