Canada to pardon some pot possession cases as country legalizes Wednesday
TORONTO — A senior Canadian official says the government will pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less.
The development comes as Canada legalizes so-called recreational marijuana beginning Wednesday.
The official said Tuesday that those convicted of possessing of 30 grams or less of marijuana will be eligible for a pardon, but they will have to apply for one.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of Wednesday’s announcement.