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Cannabis Amnesty

Cannabis Amnesty is an independent, not-for-profit advocacy group focused on righting historical wrongs caused by decades of cannabis prohibition, particularly its impact on racialized communities. It was founded in April 2018 in response to the absence of federal legislation addressing the stigma of previous convictions for offences that would no longer be illegal under the Cannabis Act. Since then, it has campaigned for the government to enact legislation to delete criminal records relating to the simple possession of cannabis, launched public education campaign to fight the stigma associated with cannabis convictions and worked on criminal justice reform to make sure that the legal structures that allowed marginalized communities to be overrepresented in cannabis prosecutions are dismantled.

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