CANNABIS CULTURE – Activist Dana Larsen will bring the message of marijuana decriminalization to Vancouver Island from December 6 to 11 as part of the Sensible BC Tour.
Larsen, a former BC NDP leadership candidate and co-founder of Cannabis Culture Magazine, is spearheading the Sensible BC ballot initiative campaign to effectively decriminalize cannabis possession in the province of British Columbia.
“The Sensible Policing Act directs all police in BC to stop spending any time or resources on searching, seizing or arresting anyone for simple cannabis possession,” Larsen said. “The lawyers at Elections BC have confirmed that this legislation is within provincial jurisdiction and suitable for a referendum.”
Sensible BC is currently collecting contact information of supporters and putting volunteers in place to eventually collect the official signatures needed from September to November of 2013. If the group is successful in collecting enough signatures (10% of voters in all ridings), a referendum on the Sensible Policing Act will be held in 2014.
As part of his cross-province tour, Larsen will be giving presentations at several cities on Vancouver Island over the next two weeks.
“I’m spending just over a week on Vancouver Island and going to many communities,” Larsen told me in a recent interview for Cannabis Culture, “we need to talk to people directly and explain how the campaign works. There’s 85 electoral districts in British Columbia and we need to get 10% of the registered voters to sign on in those districts. Each one is equally important.”
Listen to the interview with Dana Larsen by Cannabis Culture Editor Jeremiah Vandermeer:
Sensible BC Vancouver Island Tour Dates
Sat Dec 8: Courtenay
Watch for LIVE coverage of the Sensible BC Tour on Pot TV this Thursday at 7PM Pacific.