Watch LIVE: Cannabis Activist Dana Larsen’s BC NDP Leadership Announcement

CANNABIS CULTURE – Dana Larsen, former leader of the BC Marijuana Party and founder and former editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine, will make an announcement about his intentions in running for the Leadership of the BC NDP. Watch the press conference LIVE on Cannabis Culture TOMORROW at 10am.

Larsen, who is also founder of the Vancouver Seed Bank and founding director of The Vancouver Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, has been a member of the NDP for seven years and ran as a federal NDP candidate in 2008. He resigned as a candidate after pressure from the NDP party after TV stations began playing his Pot-TV videos.

In mid-December, Larsen announced he was considering a run for leadership of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.

Today, Larsen told the press “I will announce my intentions for the future of the BC NDP and the future of this province” on Wednesday. A news conference is planned for 10:15 a.m. at The Vancouver Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary at 1182 Thurlow Street in Vancouver.

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Pot activist Dana Larsen to announce BC NDP leadership plans

by The Vancouver Sun

Dana Larsen, a former leader of the BC Marijuana Party, says he will make an announcement Wednesday regarding the BC NDP leadership.

The founding editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine and former NDP candidate has a news conference planned for 10:15 a.m. at 1182 Thurlow Street in Vancouver.

“This province needs leadership that respects and listens to the community and that makes sustainable decisions based on evidence, not ideology. The BC NDP must be the party of ideas, not simply opposition” said Larsen, in a news release.

“On Wednesday, I will announce my intentions for the future of the BC NDP and the future of this province.”

Larsen was a founding member of both the Marijuana Party of Canada and the BC Marijuana Party. In 2001, he became the Leader of the BC Marijuana Party. In 2003, Larsen resigned from both Marijuana parties and joined the New Democratic Party.

– Read more at The Vancouver Sun.


Marijuana activist Dana Larsen set to announce B.C. NDP leadership plans

by Stephen Hui, The Georgia Straight

A former leader of the B.C. Marijuana Party could become the first person to formally enter the race for the leadership of the B.C. New Democratic Party.

Dana Larsen has scheduled a press conference for Wednesday (December 29) at 10:15 a.m. in downtown Vancouver.

“This province needs leadership that respects and listens to the community and that makes sustainable decisions based on evidence, not ideology,” Larsen said in a press release today (December 28). “The BC NDP must be the party of ideas, not simply opposition.”

– Read more at The Georgia Straight.

Comments

4 Comments

  1. Anonymous on

    a candidate’s support of cannabis legalisation is not enough to merit support.

    well said, but its Dana’s black market dope money he’s spending to find that out

  2. Anonymous on

    There is a big distinction between some pro-cannabis legalisation candidates… Ron Paul gets lots of respect from fools because of the cannabis issue. Paul is a Tea Partier: he is so free-market it’s anarchism… Canada has a great healthcare system, but Paul supports free market healthcare & presumably he doesn’t like public education either. His policies lead to massive suffering (in the US, healthcare is the leading cause of bankruptcy & the denial of care leads to about 40,000 US deaths per year, & Paul’s health policy would influence more suffering) & so the cannabis issue alone is not enough. I take it the New Democrats aren’t as stupid Ron Paul’s Republican-style Libertarianism… a candidate’s support of cannabis legalisation is not enough to merit support.

  3. Anonymous on

    Dana’s opponents will no doubt bring up the fact that he runs a few Cannabis related operations which are technically illegal. Although this could lead to charges it would also bring lots of publicity to the fact that Health Canada is failing to efficiently provide Cannabis to those who need it and which courts have ruled unconstitutional to deny. Since the Conservative government has failed miserably to provide Cannabis themselves, the Cannabis laws are currently without effect. The average patient would have to wait a lot longer to get Cannabis than they would to get Oxycontin, therefore the government has failed. And what if a person has found that they require a more concentrated form of THC than bud? Health Canada doesn’t provide hash or oil, therefore they are denying the required medicine. Why is bud medically legal but not hash? The active ingredient is THC, not the vegetable matter. If bud is medically legal then logically THC must also be legal, no matter if 1% pure or 100%, considering the extremely low toxicity.

    The continued medical prohibition of Cannabis concentrates or edibles is obviously as unconstitutional as the prohibition of bud. The fact that the Conservatives have actually attempted to pass a law making those items punishable by mandatory prison sentences shows just how egregious their unconstitutional activities are. If US medical Cannabis regulations include all forms of THC, and they obviously do because dispensaries sell hash and edibles, then how can Canada possibly win a case in Supreme Court after the first medical exemptee mixes up a batch of brownies right outside RCMP headquarters, or sifts some buds and presses it up right there? It’s obviously ludicrous to make a legal distinction based on anything other than total weight of THC in a person’s possession. If a prescription says 5 grams of Cannabis per day, and the government maintains that bud is super potent now at about 20% THC, then you are allowed 1 gram of THC per day. Where else is there a law that a medicine can only be sold or used in a weak form? Isn’t that more commonly known as “unnecessary cruelty”. Here, take this poppy pod for your amputated leg. What do you mean it’s too weak?

  4. Anonymous on

    The one that joined the liberal party. Have not heard a word about him? Same thing with this fellow. He will be a faint voice?