Fildebrandt calls for pardon of pot users

Published on May 14, 2018

Edmonton AB: Today in the Legislature, Independent-Conservative MLA Derek Fildebrandt called on the Premier to speak with her federal counterpart to pardon individuals who have been convicted of simple marijuana possession.

The Prime Minister said back in January he would ’reflect on the fairness.’ The time for reflection is over and the Prime Minister should tell Canadians what he plans to do going forward. The Premier should be playing an active role in calling on the federal government for clarity as the effects of a criminal record can be devastating and long-lasting

When the Wheat Board was abolished, Prime Minister Harper pardoned those who had been charged with the crime of selling wheat; Notley should be calling on Trudeau to do the same with pot.”

Fildebrandt also asked the province to consider expanding who it would allow to own and work in cannabis stores.