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Canada to pardon pot possession as it legalizes marijuana


October 17, 2018

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday.

A senior government official said those with a record will be allowed to apply for a pardon. The official was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Wednesday's announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity.

On Wednesday, Canada becomes the second country after Uruguay to legalize so-called recreational marijuana. Tom Clarke, 43, will be among the first to legally se...

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