'Marijuana Millionaire' to Match Donations Made to Decriminalize Pot in B.C.
The campaign to decriminalize marijuana in B.C. is getting a little help from the “marijuana millionaire.”
Recent lotto winner and marijuana activist Bob Erb has promised to match all donations made to the Sensible BC campaign to decriminalize pot in the province.
Erb, a former B.C. Marijuana Party candidate, won $25 million in the November 2 Lotto Max draw. He’s already donated $120,000 to the Sensible BC campaign and now plans to match donations as the campaign prepares for a fall petition drive to force a referendum on decriminalization.
Sensible BC director Dana Larsen said Erb’s donations will help the group to organize volunteers and resources to collect signatures.
The 90-day effort begins in September and runs until November. Larsen must get 10 per cent of registered voters in each electoral district in B.C. to sign in support, forcing a referendum on the decriminalization of marijuana in B.C. in September 2014.
“This is an issues that’s time has come,” said Larsen. “The polls show that the majority of British Columbians support this, but we’ll have our work cut out for us.”
- Read the entire article at The Province.