‘Marijuana Millionaire’ to Match Donations Made to Decriminalize Pot in B.C.

The campaign to decriminalize marijuana in B.C. is getting a little help from the “marijuana millionaire.”


Recent lotto winner and marijuana activist Bob Erb has promised to match all donations made to the Sensible BC campaign to decriminalize pot in the province.

Erb, a former B.C. Marijuana Party candidate, won $25 million in the November 2 Lotto Max draw. He’s already donated $120,000 to the Sensible BC campaign and now plans to match donations as the campaign prepares for a fall petition drive to force a referendum on decriminalization.

Sensible BC director Dana Larsen said Erb’s donations will help the group to organize volunteers and resources to collect signatures.

The 90-day effort begins in September and runs until November. Larsen must get 10 per cent of registered voters in each electoral district in B.C. to sign in support, forcing a referendum on the decriminalization of marijuana in B.C. in September 2014.

“This is an issues that’s time has come,” said Larsen. “The polls show that the majority of British Columbians support this, but we’ll have our work cut out for us.”

– Read the entire article at The Province.



  1. Todd Brown on

    Congratulation Bob, not just for winning but, for being a winner. People are suffering needlessly here in California. I am
    planning to open a dispensary this fall, and am in need of some funding assistance. If you are interested in helping and maybe providing personal hands on help, please e-mail me I do have some start up funds, plenty, of suppliers, however I nam short of my start up goal by about 18,000 and am looking for invest or more donations for our non-profit.
    Thanks so much, my address is 14268 manatee circle, magalia ca. 95954 take care bob, send me an e-mail if any information is needed. Todd Brown

  2. Jason Paul on

    First of all I would like to congradulate Bob Erb on his jackpot and his generousity I have read about. But I am not too quick on praising the guy on legalizing marijuana. My family and I have counted on growing for our main income since before I was born 25 years ago. If you look at what is going on down in the states, all of the indepedent dial a dope servives, independent weed dealers etc have gone from making a decent living to being broke as the marijuana industry down there is starting to incorporate. Leave things the way there are. Harper’s mantatory sentences won’t fly. And if you change things you are just distrupting the delicate balance of things.

    BOB ERB. I WOULD EMENSELY APPRICIATE A TALK VIA EMAIL OR WHATEVER. iF YOU GET THIS AND YOU ARE WILLING TO PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO [email protected]. Not looking for a hostile coversation, but I would be interested to hear you vision. Hopefuly I could change mine..

  3. Anonymous on

    yes verycool indeed a worthy cause. to see how the legalize pot campaign fits in with the global corporate resistance movement please visit Globalresearch.ca, ,,, itwill blow your mind to discover the depths of Washington D.C. depravity.

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  5. Anonymous on

    Now all WE have to do is march up to the plate.

    This movement needs all of us to participate. If you can’t be personally active, then give money.

    I donated $100 the day after I heard Dana speak in Roberts Creek.

    Erb has agreed to double our donations, but if the total donations aren’t much then the result will be disappointing.

    Let’s make this work!

  6. Sparkky McPuff on

    Smoka da green erb mon!

  7. Anonymous on

    What a nice guy.

    This guy not only matches a cause but one that has a mistaken social stigma.

    This guy has guts.

  8. Anonymous on

    I am glad it matched funds this everybody fight.

  9. CanadianGiant on

    This guy is so cool.The only people who dislike Erb, is law enforcement people.Erb shows up at charity fundraisers, and he drops by with a cheque to help.I read some nasty comments about this fine man by police officers who think he is a showoff or showboater.Erb even has a MMAR designation to use medical cannabis, i do believe.
    Thank you Erb for helping supporting Sensible B.C., Dana Larsen, to legalize cannabis.