So far the Sensible Policing Act petition to decriminalize possession of cannabis has gathered 50 signatures in Williams Lake, said Samantha Carter.
It’s a far cry from the 32,000 needed from Cariboo North and Cariboo-Chilcotin.
Carter and Melissa Kalogerakos, both of Williams Lake, picked up the ball about a month ago when they discovered no one was gathering signatures in Williams Lake, Carter said, adding she knows many people who have benefited health-wise from marijuana.
“It’s not as bad as people think,” Carter added.
From Oct. 26 until the end of November, the two women will be at Hall’s Organics on Highway 97 South from noon to 5 p.m. with petitions.
“We are a month behind,” Carter said.
Provincially the collection of signatures is a team effort, and if one electoral district fails everyone will fail, Carter said.
“I would hate to be the one that failed,” she added.
Carter has heard there may be other people collecting signatures in the region, but has not been able to determine who they are.
“Maybe when they find out we’re collecting signatures they will contact us,” she said hopefully.