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We must ensure equity in light of legal pot : Effective, progressive policy is needed to make sure that the marginalized people most affected by the war on drugs get access to legal cannabis jobs and business opportunities

Sep 22, 2018 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Toronto-based journalist

As Canada legs it toward Legalization Day, calls for cannabis amnesty have gotten progressively louder as people wonder why a half-million Canadians should continue being punished with criminal records for something that's no longer a crime. But pardons alone can't make things right because they don't address the racially biased enforcement of pot prohibition.

And yes, when it comes to bias, we are as bad on this front as our American cousins. Prime Minister ...