A campaign to decriminalize marijuana possession in B.C. is coming to Burnaby today, and organizers are looking for volunteers to sign up for the cause.
Sensible B.C., a movement spearheaded by cannabis activist Dana Larsen, is calling for the decriminalization of marijuana possession, followed by legalization at the federal
level so the substance can be regulated and taxed.
Larsen wants to bring in the Sensible Policing Act, which would amend the provincial Police Act, to prevent law enforcement from taking action in cases of cannabis possession for adults. Sensible B.C. is hoping to collect 350,000 signatures across B.C. to trigger a provincewide vote on the issue, but campaigners need to sign up volunteers to help collect signatures on the petition.
Sensible B.C. campaigners will be in Burnaby today - Friday, Sept. 6 - to sign up volunteers. According to the campaign, polling shows that more than 70 per cent of respondents support changing the Police Act to decriminalize possession of marijuana.
The Sensible B.C. meeting and canvasser registration event is on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Tommy Douglas Library at 7311 Kingsway.
For more on the campaign, go to sensiblebc.ca.
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