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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 14 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Pardons for pot possession

When the federal government introduced legislation in March to streamline pardons for simple cannabis possession, Canada’s criminal bar had two reactions.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 17 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Cannabis report card: How’s the legal pot regime working for Canadians?

Two months after recreational cannabis was legalized, Canada’s new pot regime is still working out kinks in the supply chain and the enforcement of new rules.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 31 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Criminal lawyers begin to see pot disputes roll in

Less than two weeks after cannabis became legal, lawyers say they are seeing clients dealing with pot-related disputes.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Mississippi Sentences Man to 8 Years in Prison for Medical Marijuana He Purchased Legally in Another State

Patrick Beadle, a 46-year-old father and musician, received an eight-year prison sentence in Mississippi for possessing 2.89 pounds of marijuana. If his sentence stands, he would spend nearly a decade behind bars for possessing a substance that is legal in nine states and now all of Canada. Such a severe, inhumane sentence speaks volumes about the inanity and heartlessness of our criminal justice system. But this story gets worse.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canada just legalized recreational pot. Here’s what you need to know

(CNN)People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their car horns in support as the country’s first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Oct 31 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Marijuana impairment will be difficult to prove and prosecute

The standard for alcohol testing is the product of years of research. Marijuana impairment is much harder to measure because the drug is fat soluble, persists in the body for long periods of time, and metabolizes in different ways depending on the individual.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News May 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canadians want Ottawa to erase old marijuana convictions, poll finds

A clear majority of Canadians want the federal government to issue pardons to fellow citizens who have a criminal record for marijuana possession, a new poll has found.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Aug 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Confusion over pot laws has consequence

With dispensaries outnumbering ice cream shops in some parts of Toronto, a casual observer could be forgiven for thinking that marijuana is legal in Canada. But as we were reminded again last week with another round of police raids, that is not the case.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Feb 15 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Pot businesses caught up in legal haze

A recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling in a tax case involving medical marijuana may have resulted in more confusion than clarity about the classification of therapeutic cannabis.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Dec 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canadians with marijuana convictions call on Trudeau to offer pardons

Marcus Richardson is, in the eyes of the law, a criminal.

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