With marijuana legalization looming, some say it’s time to wipe the slate clean for those that have minor pot offences on their records.
“We think it’s a logical choice. It’s a minor crime and with it being legalized on the 17th (of October), we really want to be the voice for the people who haven’t had their voice heard in a while,” said David Duarte of Doja, a Kelowna-based, licensed marijuana producer.
Doja has partnered with Cannabis Amnesty, a not-for profit organization of lawyers and advocates.
This weekend, a drive is on in Kelowna to collect signatures. A truck was stationed at Kerry Park, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the truck will be parked on Bernard Avenue, near Richter Street, from noon to 6 p.m.
Organizers say they plan to present the petition to government officials.
“What we’re trying to do is get signatures on petition and go to government,” said Duarte.
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