Sensible BC: Don’t Let Vancouver Fall Behind in Campaign To Decriminalize Marijuana

CANNABIS CULTURE – Wow. Sensible BC is at the halfway point, and our campaign is on track in many ridings across BC. Our Vancouver Island team has a solid base of support and is gathering momentum. Our teams in Kamloops, Kelowna, and Nelson are shaping up to finish well ahead of schedule. But here in the Lower Mainland, it’s a whole different story.

We’ve got problems. The reality is that the Lower Mainland is starting to fall behind the rest of the province. One of the issues we face is the public perception that it is decriminalized already, and that we have this in the bag. This is a dangerous perception, and threatens the entire campaign.

Of course, public opinion polls show overwhelming support for decriminalization in the Lower Mainland. The big issue has been getting all of our volunteers activated and working.

We have more than 1200 registered signature-gatherers in the Lower Mainland – and this week alone, we added another 200 highly motivated canvassers. Plus we have a core team of extremely dedicated people. This is fantastic, but we need to put our foot on the gas, and we need to do that right away!

It doesn’t matter if you help at one of our signing stations, go door to door, set up a table on the street corner, or just canvass your friends and family – as long as you set a goal for yourself and meet that goal. We need you to collect a minimum of three signatures a day – but we will definitely win this thing if you are able to really take this seriously and join the ranks of our rock star canvassers.

Become a Sensible BC legend!

So we need you to get in touch with your local organizer ASAP. Below are a few of our dedicated organizers who’ve taken charge of canvassing at Skytrain stations across the city and would love some extra help from anybody who’s willing:


Kayla Blandford 778-872-5536 [email protected]
Dave Mancini 604-765-7502 [email protected]
James Balatti 778-235-2199 [email protected]
Noel Palmer 604-999-4382 [email protected]
Sandy Bauer 604-837-3575 [email protected]


Shannon Powell 778-791-4355 [email protected]
Sam Belleau 778-554-9152 [email protected]
Siu-Ming Wong 778-773-9260 [email protected]


Bruce Myers 604-379-0258 [email protected]


Corey Skinner (604) 315-5509 [email protected]


Michael Charrois 778-866-5160 [email protected]

We are out every day, working as hard as we can to make sure that this campaign is a success. If everybody who receives this email were to commit to collecting 3 signatures a day, we will win this campaign. We need you to get started TODAY. It starts with you getting in touch with your local organizer and committing to helping to make history here in BC.

Read more about the Sensible BC campaign on Cannabis Culture.

Dana Larsen
Dana Larsen

Dana Larsen is the author of "Green Buds and Hash" and "Hairy Pothead and the Marijuana Stone" and a well-known Vancouver cannabis activist, businessman and politician. He served ten years as editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine, is the co-founder of the Vancouver Seed Bank, founder of the Vancouver Dispensary Society, and Vice President of the Canadian Association of Cannabis Dispensaries. Larsen was a founding member of the BC Marijuana Party and the Canadian Marijuana Party. In 2003 he joined the NDP, running as an NDP candidate in 2008. In 2011, he ran for the Leadership of the BC NDP. Larsen is also founder and director of Sensible BC, Canada’s largest grassroots cannabis reform organization.


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