The Harper Conservatives have newly nixed the idea of reforming Canada’s pot laws but that’s not stopping activists in B.C. from mobilizing for decriminalization.
The issue is back in the news following Nov. 6 votes in Colorado and Washington to relax marijuana legislation.
Like Canada’s government, the Obama administration, remains opposed, making a showdown between state voters and Washington, D.C., almost inevitable.
The same sort of showdown, between B.C. and Ottawa, doubtless would ensue should a proposed 2014 referendum to decriminalize pot be endorsed by B.C.’s voters.
Of course, British Columbians have taken on Ottawa before. A 2011 referendum in B.C. killed the HST, mandating reinstatement of the PST and GST, set for 2013.
And it seems the Harper government lately is finding itself on the wrong side of B.C. public opinion on a number of fronts.
– Read the entire article at The Vancouver Sun.