As discussed in the last Bulletin, cannabis convictions and charges are much higher for Black, Indigenous and homeless people than for white people. This racist and classist legacy affects many survivors and you may want to get involved in the movement for Cannabis Amnesty.
Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty Petition
We, the undersigned residents of Canada draw the attention of the House to the following:
Criminal convictions relating to simple cannabis possession have devastating consequences for Canadians. … No Canadian should be burdened with a criminal record for a minor, non-harmful act that will no longer be a crime.
We call upon Parliament to immediately enact legislation that grants pardons to all individuals for the offence of simple possession of cannabis.