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Canada to pardon convictions for cannabis as country becomes second in the world to legalise drug

Canada to pardon convictions for cannabis as country becomes second in the world to legalise drugThe Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less as Canada became the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace on Wednesday. A senior government official said those with a record will be allowed to apply for a pardon. The official was not authorised to speak publicly ahead of Wednesday's announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. On Wednesday, Canada became the second country after Uruguay to legalise so-called recreational marijuana. Tom Clarke, 43, shop opened at midnight in Newfoundland, Canada's easternmost province. "I am living my dream. Teenage Tom Clarke is loving what I am doing with my life right now," he said. Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s. A depiction of a cannabis bud drops from the ceiling at Leafly's countdown party in Toronto on Wednesday Credit:  Chris Young At least 111 legal pot shops are planning to open across the nation of 37 million people on the first day, according to an Associated Press survey of the provinces. That is a small slice of what ultimately will be a much larger marketplace. No stores will open in Ontario, which includes Toronto. The most populous province is working on its regulations and doesn't expect stores until next spring. Canadians everywhere will be able to order marijuana products through websites run by provinces or private retailers and have it delivered to their homes by mail. Longtime pot fan Ryan Bose, 48, a Lyft driver in Toronto, said it's about time. "Alcohol took my grandfather and it took his youngest son, and weed has taken no one from me ever," he said. Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001, and amid excitement over the arrival of legal recreational pot, many in the industry spent the last days of prohibition on tasks familiar to any retail business – completing displays, holding mock openings and training employees to use sales-tracking software. US Customs and Border Protection invited Canadian media to a conference call on Tuesday so officials could reiterate that marijuana remains illegal under US federal law and that those who are caught at the border with pot are subject to arrest and prosecution. View this post on Instagram Went to the store to pick up a pack of “cigarettes” ahead of #Weedsday. My fave, infrequently visited neighbourhood pot shop will be one of the first to legally sell recreational weed once the government stamps its approval. These joints I bought for work — they’re going to be on TV tomorrow along with 30 grams of bud and numerous pot plants. ALL LEGAL! — #cannabis #cannabiscommunity #weed #legalincanada #potshop #bcpoli A post shared by Megan Stewart (@mhstewart) on Oct 16, 2018 at 6:36pm PDT A patchwork of regulations has spread in Canada as each province takes its own approach within the framework set out by the federal government. Some are operating government-run stores, some are allowing private retailers, some both. Alberta and Quebec have set the minimum age for purchase at 18, while others have made it 19. "We're not legalising cannabis because we think it's good for our health. We're doing it because we know it's not good for our children," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on the eve of the reform. "We know we need to do a better job to protect our children and to eliminate or massively reduce the profits that go to organized crime."



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The Nixon pardon in constitutional retrospect

The Nixon pardon in constitutional retrospectPresident Gerald Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon 44 years ago today generated a national controversy, but in recent years, some of the pardon’s biggest critics have changed their tunes on the unprecedented move.



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Fox News Host: Trump Said He'd Consider A Pardon For Manafort

Fox News Host: Trump Said He'd Consider A Pardon For ManafortDonald Trump will consider a pardon for former campaign manager Paul



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Giuliani: Trump isn't considering a pardon for Paul Manafort 'at this time'

Giuliani: Trump isn't considering a pardon for Paul Manafort 'at this time'President Trump isn’t going to help Paul Manafort get out of jail — yet.



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A Trump Pardon Is Starting To Look Like Paul Manafort's Best Hope

A Trump Pardon Is Starting To Look Like Paul Manafort's Best HopeALEXANDRIA, Va. ― Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his attorneys



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A White House proud of being tough is looking for more people to pardon

A White House proud of being tough is looking for more people to pardonWhen Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old grandmother serving life in prison for drug trafficking was granted clemency by President Trump on June 6, a phone call went out from the White House counsel’s office — the administration wanted more people like her.



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Rudy Giuliani Says President Trump Could Use Pardon Power After Russia Probe

Rudy Giuliani Says President Trump Could Use Pardon Power After Russia ProbePardons may be granted if the president believes anyone was treated "unfairly"



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Trump considers pardon for Ali, invites protesting athletes to suggest 'friends' for clemency

Trump considers pardon for Ali, invites protesting athletes to suggest 'friends' for clemencyTrump spoke to reporters before departing for the G-7 summit in Canada, boasting of his pardons so far. He said he’s considering a pardon for the late boxer Muhammad Ali, whose conviction on draft evasion charges was overturned by the Supreme Court.



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'A Pardon Is Unnecessary.' Muhammad Ali's Lawyer Responds to President Trump's Pardon Consideration

'A Pardon Is Unnecessary.' Muhammad Ali's Lawyer Responds to President Trump's Pardon Consideration"There is no conviction from which a pardon is needed"



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Can Trump actually pardon himself? Experts weigh in

Can Trump actually pardon himself? Experts weigh in‘I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?’ Donald Trump tweeted. Donald Trump, who has not been charged with any crime, asserted on Twitter on Monday morning that he had “the absolute right to pardon” himself. As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?



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