Sensible BC Director Dana Larsen is embarking on a whirlwind tour of BC’s Interior, visiting 32 towns in 12 days to promote the campaign for a marijuana referendum.

Larsen will be in McBride and Valemount on Aug. 15th, 1pm at the Beanery 2 Bistro in McBride, and 3pm at the Caribou Grill in Valemount.

Larsen says his goal is to meet local supporters and register them as canvassers so they can collect signatures this fall.

Larsen has prepared legislation called The Sensible Policing Act, which would effectively decriminalize marijuana by stopping BC police from making searches or arrests for simple possession. The law also calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that BC can legally regulate its cultivation and sale.

The proposed law has been accepted by Elections BC, and Larsen will have 90 days to collect signatures from 10 per cent of the registered voters in every electoral district, beginning Sept. 9th. These 400,000 signatures can only be collected by people who have first registered as a canvasser.

“It’s easy to register as a canvasser,” said Larsen. “It just takes two minutes to fill out the form for Elections BC. I bring the forms with me, but people can also easily do it online. We will need at least 5000 canvassers to have a good chance of success. If you’ve always dreamed of legalization, this is your chance to help make history!”

By: Korie Marshall