Sensible BC Activist Tours Vancouver Island With Marijuana Decriminalization Message

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

Thurs Dec 6: Port Alberni – 7-9pm. Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle Street. (Facebook page). Download poster

Fri Dec 7:  Qualicum Beach 12-1:00pm. Qualicum Beach Library, 660 Primrose. (Facebook page). Download poster

Fri Dec 7: Parksville 7-9:00pm. Parksville Community Centre, 132 E. Jensen Avenue. (Facebook page). Download poster

Sat Dec 8: Courtenay 

Afternoon: Drop by our Sensible BC Table 1-4pm Peace Park, 420 Cumberland Road

Evening: 7-8:30pm Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue (Facebook page). Download poster

Sun Dec 9: Nanaimo 2-3:30pm. Nanaimo Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street. (Facebook page). Download poster

Mon Dec 10: Duncan 6-7:30pm. Cowichan Library Multi-purpose room, 2687 James Street. (Facebook page). Download poster

Tues Dec 11: Mill Bay 7-8:30pm. Kerry Park Recreation Centre Dennis McLean Room, 1035 Shawnigan Mill Bay Road. (Facebook page). Download poster

See the full tour schedule.

Watch for LIVE coverage of the Sensible BC Tour on Pot TV this Thursday at 7PM Pacific.

Go to for more information or join the Sensible BC Twitter and Facebook feeds.