Liberals' cannabis possession pardon legislation now in force: Lametti

Long-awaited federal legislation to speed up and simplify the process of getting a pardon for simple cannabis possession is now in force. Federal Justice Minister David Lametti made the announcement Thursday in Montreal. Under Bill C-93 tabled in March, people convicted of cannabis possession can apply online for a criminal pardon free of charge. The law eliminates the waiting process associated with other pardon applications and waives the $631 application fee. (The Canadian Press)