Cannabis in Canada: Pardoning people for possession isn’t enough

Canadians will get pardons if they were convicted of possessing marijuana before it was legalised.

That means their criminal record for cannabis possession is kept separate from other criminal records – but it doesn’t erase the crime.

It could still affect people in situations like job applications, travelling abroad and getting houses – and the person who wants a pardon has to apply and pay for it.

Read more on BBC Newsbeat.

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