Only 484 marijuana pardons have been granted since

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Only 484 marijuana pardons have been granted since program started in 2019 | CBC News - Today News Post News Today || Canada News |

It’s been more than two years since the federal government launched a program to offer Canadians with criminal records for simple marijuana possession a fast, free pardon — but only 484 people have been granted one so far.

Critics of the system say the low number of pardons applied for and granted proves the program is unfair to the people affected?most and that a blanket expungement of criminal records should take place.

According to figures provided by the Parole Board of Canada (PBC)The people who died at home had tested positive for COVID-19 or have been associated with people who have, 780 people applied for a pardon?between August 1d been in talks with Ontario Premier Doug Ford., 2019 and Oct. 1, 2021News Today || Canada News |. Of those applications, 484 were granted and three were discontinued.

The PBC said that?288 applications?were returned due to ineligibility or incompleteness andThis week at a glance?five more applications are still?being reviewed.

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