News

Dana Larsen's Sensible B.C. Decriminalization Tour Comes to Williams Lake Nov. 15

Dana Larsen, well-known marijuana activist and director of the Vancouver Cannabis Dispensary, is on a provincial tour to promote the Sensible BC decriminalization campaign.

Larsen will be in Williams Lake, on Thursday, Nov. 15, speaking to supporters at the Cariboo Regional District Library Williams Lake branch from 6-7:30pm.

"Over the coming weeks, I am coming to dozens of cities and towns across BC," said Larsen, who ran for the Leadership of the BC NDP last year. "I am spreading the good news that our province can decriminalize cannabis today!"

Larsen is pushing for the province to adopt the Sensible Policing Act, legislation which would instruct police to stop searching or arresting people for simple possession of cannabis.

"Elections BC has confirmed that the Sensible Policing Act is within provincial jurisdiction and suitable for a referendum," explained Larsen. "With support for cannabis decriminalization at over 70 per cent in BC, I hope our political leaders will get behind this legislation. But if we can't convince our Premier to act then we will collect signatures for a referendum."

The Sensible BC campaign plans on collecting the official signatures for a ballot initiative from September to November, 2013. If successful, a referendum would be held in September 2014.

"Over the coming year, the Sensible BC campaign team will be building up our volunteer base and registering supporters," explained Larsen. "This tour is a big part of that. We will need thousands of volunteers in place for this signature-gathering campaign to succeed."

"There's been a lot of talk lately about how cannabis prohibition has failed British Columbians," concluded Larsen. "The Sensible Policing Act is the first step towards a sensible pot policy in our province."

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

New rules coming for local election spending
 
A Fernie local’s fight to survive
 
Jakubeit wants to delay budget
Okanagan Skaha SD 67 trustees will focus on relationships with teachers
 
Tire fire lights up the night sky
 
Kelowna Siblings to watch themselves on Disney TV
JS McMillan manager confident reduction plant will remain in Prince Rupert
 
Police warn public of phone scam
 
Up to 180 units needed, Nelson housing study finds

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.