BC MLA Kash Heed Speaks on Marijuana Legalization in Vancouver

CANNABIS CULTURE – MLA and former police chief Kash Heed and Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Donald MacPherson discusses marijuana legalization today at Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver.

About 30 people filled a small conference room at SFU for Legalizing BC Bud? Politics, Economics and Public Health, which took place at 12:30 PM at SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre 515 West Hastings, Room 2270).

Heed and MacPherson spoke briefly about the harms of marijuana prohibition and the benefits of a legal and regulated system, and answered questions from the audience.

Heed recently joined other prominent BC opinion-makers in calls for marijuana legalization, saying, “we are not having any success with marijuana prohibition in Canada.”

Watch the Legalizing BC Bud? Politics, Economics and Public Health in the box below:

From the Legalizing BC Bud? Politics, Economics and Public Health webpage:

Let’s be blunt…
Should marijuana be legalized in British Columbia? Has prohibition failed? Would legalization reduce criminal control of drugs? What would be the impacts on BC’s economy? How would it affect public health? Would BC become a province of junkies and a tourist destination for rowdies? To start the discussion, City Conversations presents Kash Heed, MLA, Vancouver-Fraserview; Donald MacPherson, Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition’ and a representative of the recently published economic study on legalized marijuana. Then it’s your turn to join the conversation.



  1. gutrod on

    People do change and sometimes for the better. I believe he has seen the light.
    It won’t hurt the cause to see an experienced ex drug cop telling the country what most of us already know.

  2. Bud Grinder on

    Hey, Kash. Just because you’ve at last seen the light and have come to the party about marijuana, that doesn’t cancel, negate or forgive the harm you have caused decent people and their families by your armed terror campaign against God’s weed.

    There’s probably STILL decent people suffering in prison, put there by you.

    Your ignorant, evil, mercenary thuggery was a crime against humanity and you should be made to pay for your evil.

    If there is a God, if there is karma, surely you’ll be getting what’s coming to you and what you so richly and justly deserve.