An e-petition that requests the government to immediately repeal cannabis prohibition has reached 10,000 online signatures.

The petition, e-18, launched in February and calls for the end of punishment for cannabis possession and cultivation, revisions to the Criminal Code, pardons for past offences and other changes to allow for legalization.

Hosted on the government’s new e-petition site, the petition will be read in the House of Commons by sponsor Elizabeth May of the federal Green Party.

Organizer Sam Vekemans said the petition now has a website at legalizepetition.ca with a goal set of 50,000 signatures before June 9.