Lawyer pushes for pot pardons once drug becomes legal

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A New Brunswick criminal lawyer says people previously convicted of marijuana possession should be pardoned once pot becomes legal. “It’s something the government can simply do with the stroke of a pen,” said David Lutz, who was once a federal drug prosecutor for the province.  Starting Oct. 17, Canadians will be allowed to use cannabis without criminal penalties. Lutz said people convicted of possession under existing or old laws, should not have to carry the criminal record. And the pardon should apply to anyone ever charged with possession, the Hampton lawyer said. Lutz said he experienced something similar in the United States after his refusal to fight in the Vietnam War 50 years ago. Lawyer pushes for pot pardons once drug becomes legal

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