Article by Rachel Gilmore, CTV News
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, who previously opposed the proposed legalization of cannabis, now says a Conservative government would not only keep cannabis legal but would also stay the course with its support of pardons for Canadians convicted of pot possession.
“We will maintain…the fact that cannabis is legal, we are not going to change that and we do support the idea of people having those records pardoned,” Scheer told Don Martin during an interview on CTV’s Power Play Thursday.
Every Conservative MP except for Scott Reid either voted against or abstained from voting on the legalization of cannabis at its third reading in the House. Scheer was among those who voted against.