Scheer says a Conservative Government Would Keep Pot Legal, Support Pot Pardons

Article by Rachel Gilmore, CTV News

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks about his economic vision at an event hosted by the Canadian Club of Vancouver, in Vancouver, on Friday May 24, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Darryl Dyck) Scheer says a Conservative government would keep pot legal, support pot pardons 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.

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