Cannabis campaign rolls out

Sensible B.C. Vernon/Monashee is celebrating the campaign launch Monday from noon to 6 p.m. near the fountain in Polson Park.

North Okanagan residents are being urged to take a step towards decriminalizing cannabis in B.C.

Sensible B.C. Vernon/Monashee is celebrating the campaign launch Monday from noon to 6 p.m. near the fountain in Polson Park.

“We plan to have a couple of tables set up with our organizers, canvassers, supporters and informational pamphlets available,” said Donna Johannson, media liaison.

Sensible BC proposes an amendment to the Police Act, instructing police not to spend any time, money or resources on cases of simple possession of cannabis.

This simple change, called the Sensible Policing Act, would effectively decriminalize the possession of cannabis in BC, while leaving the rest of the laws in place.

“The launch is a provincewide event with each region doing their own thing,” said Johannson.  “We really want to get the word out to people to register as voters before the ninth so we can collect their signatures to support the campaign. If voters are not registered by that date, we can’t collect their signature.  We have 90 days to collect 10 per cent of the B.C. voting population.”

Everyone is invited to the launch and is urged to register as a voter before Monday, in order to have a say on the proposed referendum.

Volunteers will also be set up at Kush Organics during weekdays from noon to 4 p.m. for the next two weeks.

For more information visit www.sensiblebc.ca

 

Just Posted

Make a donation, get a free coffee at Vernon café

Bean to Cup is accepting donated items as part of Project Christmas Elf

WATCH: North Okanagan Knights score teddies for children in OT loss to Osoyoos

Russel Borrett’s early goal triggered the Teddy Bear Toss at Nor-Val Arena Friday night

Vernon Baseball to field high-level teams in spring 2020

Registration for the U18 Triple-A and U13 Double-A teams opens Monday

Vernon candle lighting to show compassion for lost children

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting takes place Sunday, Dec. 8

Vernon Vipers go on scoring spree versus Merritt Centennials

Matt Kowalski had a hat trick and five points as the Vipers cruised to an 8-3 victory

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

South Okanagan volunteer dental clinic donates rotten teeth to good cause

H.E.C.K. recently gifted 47 rotten teeth to a search and rescue group in the area

$578: that’s how much your first distracted driving ticket will cost with recent premium hikes

Over 50 per cent of Canadians admitted to using phone while driving last year, according to study

Healing with honesty: Justice served 40 years later

Revelstoke senior gets house arrest for sexually assaulting stepdaughter

WorkSafe BC to investigate explosion at Princeton facility

Explosion at Envirogreen waste reclamation plant occurred Nov. 27

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Most Read