LEGALIZATION? Not really. – Proposed pot law too harsh on young people, lawyer argues – Ottawa – CBC News
LEGALIZATION? Not really. No plans for pardons. Possession is still criminal over 30 grams for adults or 5 grams for youth. Sharing a joint is still a serious criminal offence. And in the interim police will continue to raid storefronts and arrest and charge people for simple possession. Not a good plan.
Teenagers passing joints to slightly younger friends could face sentences of up to 14 years in jail, according to an Ottawa lawyer who testified at hearings on the federal government’s bill to legalize marijuana.
Source: Proposed pot law too harsh on young people, lawyer argues – Ottawa – CBC News