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.

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