Reports of CannaBus sightings are showing up in local papers.
From the Campbell River Mirror:
Marijuana advocate Ernie Yacub along with other volunteers from the Sensible BC campaign pulled into Campbell River on Wednesday.
In just a couple of hours, while parked by the Tyee Plaza, they had collected more than 250 signatures on a province-wide petition to have the province reform and relax marijuana possession laws. Learn more at www.sensiblebc.ca
And from the Alberni Valley News:
Advocates for the decriminalization of marijuana in British Columbia are accelerating their petition signing bid in the Alberni Valley, and they are slowly working towards their goal of 3,500 signatures.
The petition is part of a provincewide campaign to force a referendum on the issue. And you’d be surprised at the volunteers who are taking up the cause in smaller communities such as Port Alberni.
“We’re not your stereotypical long haired, tattooed potheads,” says Alberni-Pacifc Rim organizer Kim Blake.
“The response we’re getting in the community is 80 per cent positive.”
Blake and a contingent of more than dozen people greeted Sensible BC leader Dana Larsen’s ‘cannabus’—sans Larsen—Tuesday evening in a parking lot at Pacific Rim Centre. The bus has been touring the Island to bring attention to the campaign to decriminalize marijuana.
Tyson VanIngen, 15, went up to Pacific Rim Centre to check out the Cannabus and the petition, even though he is too young to sign it.
“My mom brought me down here to show me a bit about this,” he said. Both his parents support the petition.
“I think they’re (Sensible BC) doing the right thing. I think Port Alberni could be a much better place if we try and fulfill what they’re doing.”
At this point, the campaign needs to step up its game if it’s going to collect the remaining 335,000 or so signatures it needs.
You can help! Find out how to become a Sensible BC canvasser and hit the road in your neighborhood.