Down to the Wire – The Failure of Cannabis Prohibition

On November 10th, join Stop the Violence BC for a panel discussion with a former narcotics agent from Baltimore, an international human rights lawyer, and a leading public health researcher.

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Panelists will speak about the costs of cannabis prohibition to public health, safety and, perhaps most importantly, youth in Canada and around the world.

Down to the Wire: the Failure of Cannabis Prohibition in BC, November 10, 2011

Doors at 6:30pm, Panel at 7:00pm

SFU Woodward’s Cinema 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tickets are $10 and are available online here or at the door.

Featuring: Major Neill Franklin, Damon Barrett and Dr. Evan Wood and moderated by Kathryn Gretsinger

This panel is the first in a series of events hosted by Stop the Violence BC, a coalition of academics, scientists, and past and present law enforcers who, in response to continued gang violence in BC, are endorsing cannabis regulation as a means to improve public health and safety in BC. To learn more about the coalition, the link between organized crime, gang violence and cannabis prohibition, and public opinion on the matter of cannabis regulation, please visit

Please note that the panel will be live streamed. To follow along visit on November 10th from 6:30pm onwards for access.