Marijuana activist Dana Larsen will visit Williams Lake Thursday to promote the campaign for a marijuana referendum.

Marijuana activist Dana Larsen will visit Williams Lake Thursday to promote the campaign for a marijuana referendum.

Marijuana referendum tour hits Williams Lake Thursday

Sensible BC director Dana Larsen will bring his marijuana referendum to Williams Lake at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8.

  • Aug. 6, 2013 3:00 p.m.

Williams Lake is among 32 Interior towns the marijuana referendum tour plans to visit in 10 days.

Sensible BC director Dana Larsen will be at Boston Pizza in Williams Lake at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Larsen is embarking on a whirlwind tour, visiting 32 towns in 12 days to promote the campaign for a marijuana referendum.

“We need volunteers and canvassers in every community,” Larsen said. “My goal is to meet local supporters and register them as canvassers so they can collect signatures this fall.”

Larsen has prepared legislation called The Sensible Policing Act, which would effectively decriminalize marijuana by stopping B.C. police from making searches or arrests for simple possession. The law also calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that BC can legally regulate its cultivation and sale.

The proposed law has been accepted by Elections BC, and Larsen will have 90 days to collect signatures from 10% of the registered voters in every electoral district, beginning September 9. These 400,000 signatures can only be collected by people who have first registered as a canvasser.

“It’s easy to register as a canvasser,” said Larsen. “It just takes two minutes to fill out the form for Elections BC. I bring the forms with me, but people can also easily do it online. We will need at least 5,000 canvassers to have a good chance of success. If you’ve always dreamed of legalization, this is your chance to help make history!”

See all the Interior tour dates here: http://tinyurl.com/sensitour.

 

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