In British Columbia, marijuana advocates have taken on a huge initiative. Under B.C.'s ballot initiative system, Sensible B.C. is trying to force the province to call a referendum on the 'decriminalization' of marijuana.
It won't be easy: The legislation requires that the non-profit group get 10 per cent of registered voters — in every single one of BC’s 85 ridings — to sign their petition. That's 400,000 names and they only have 90 days to do it between September and November of this year.
Dana Larsen, Director of the Sensible BC campaign, says his group will be out in full force on Monday — 'Cannabis Day' — recruiting volunteers and spreading the word. (Yes you read right — in B.C. pot smokers have adopted Canada Day as their own dubbing it Cannabis Day.)
"What we're really trying to do is build up a lot of volunteers and canvassers so when we come to September we have a big head start — so that we've got a lot of people ready to gather signatures and a highRead More »from Happy Cannabis Day: B.C. group ramps-up petition drive to decriminalize marijuana