Pot pioneers who went to jail for the cause now watch legal opportunities pass them by

New regime sees former police officers and politicians who once punished marijuana advocates landing lucrative gigs with cannabis producers
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
October 25, 2018

At the outset of legalization, people who defied prohibition in high-profile ways appear to be getting shut out of a burgeoning industry just as the former police officers and politicians that they once battled continue to land lucrative gigs working with commercial cannabis producers. Those caught and sentenced for operating large production networks or running illegal dispensary franchises, like Marc and Jodie Emery, have so far been unable to get past the security screening and into the regulated space under the current rules. They also won’t qualify for the amnesty that Ottawa has promised for the tens of thousands of other Canadians saddled with a conviction for the possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis.