In Canada, lawmakers continue to say that automatic expungement is impossible. In the U.S., federal prohibition continues to limit progress.
Legal battles and federal laws create problems that persist to this day. Yet, despite the less than ideal circumstances, there is hope among numerous tribes that cannabis could provide some relief.
Although the proposed legislation is written to New Zealand’s unique culture and experiences, it does share many similarities to Canada’s own legal cannabis regime, building and refining upon it in the country’s own way. Below is an exploration of some of those similarities and differences.