By David F. Rooney
The campaign to force a referendum on the decriminalization of marijuana possession in British Columbia is coming down to the wire and, with just a little over two weeks left, organizers are encouraging everyone to sign their petition.
You can sign the Sensible BC petition at Spice o’ Life located at 106 Orton Avenue. It must be signed in person.
“If we can collect over 400,000 signatures from all across BC between September 9 and December 5 then there will be a BC referendum to decriminalize marijuana possession in 2014,” says information posted on the campaign’s web site. “We are calling upon the BC government to pass the Sensible Policing Act, which will stop police from searching or arresting otherwise law-abiding citizens for possession of marijuana.”
Sensible BC needs the signatures from 10% registered voters in every single one of BC’s 85 electoral districts. Also, all signatures must be gathered in a 90-day period.
The Sensible Policing Act also demands the federal government repeal marijuana prohibition, and mandates the BC government to figure out the rules needed for a legal marijuana system in BC.
If you don’t see a nearby location, then click here for a list of local organizers and they can help to get your signature. The campaign has 5,000 volunteers.