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.

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