December 9, 2013

Who's Afraid of Big, Bad Weed? Canada

Elizabeth Renzetti, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

A campaign to begin the process of decriminalizing pot in B.C. has come up short. For the past three months, more than 4,000 volunteer canvassers of the Sensible BC campaign have been gathering signatures designed to prompt a referendum on decriminalization (specifically, by getting B.C. police to stop charging for simple possession). They needed to collect the signatures of 10 per cent of voters in each of the province’s 85 ridings by the end of Monday to launch a referendum. They have failed, despite collecting about 200,000 names to date.

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