Canada will reportedly offer pardons to everyone convicted of simple marijuana possession

According to multiple media reports in Canada, the country’s federal government will hold a press conference in Ottawa Wednesday morning to make the announcement, just hours after recreational pot becomes legal across the country.

Details on how the pardons will work have not yet been made public. News outlets have reported that records won’t be expunged, but that officials will outline ways for people who were convicted of possession of 30 grams or less to pursue a pardon.

Punishment for 30 grams in Canada is currently a $1,000 fine and/or 6 months in jail for a first offense, and a $2,000 fine and/or one year in jail for second-time offenders.

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