Pot Possession Suspects Face Uncertain Future

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With the tabling of legislation that would make it legal in 2018 for Canadians to possess a certain amount of marijuana, those currently charged for actions that may no longer be deemed criminal in the near future face an unclear fate.

Despite the government's intention to legalize possession of up to 30 grams of dried or fresh cannabis, there has been no indication from the government that those facing charges — or those convicted in the past — will receive any kind of pardon.

Following the introduction of the bills, NDP MPs criticized the government for not addressing those individuals who could still be charged and convicted before the proposed legislation becomes law.