Pot laws challenged

A push to decriminalize marijuana is making a stop in Vernon

A push to decriminalize marijuana is making a stop in Vernon.

Dana Larsen will speak at the Wesbild Centre board room Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

“The sensible policing act directs all police in B.C. to stop spending any time or resources on searching, seizing or arresting anyone for simple cannabis possession, “said Larsen, who is a director of the Vancouver Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary.

“The lawyers at Elections B.C. have confirmed that this legislation is within provincial jurisdiction and suitable for a referendum.”

Larsen is leading the Sensible B.C. campaign to have a referendum on his proposal and he is seeking volunteers to collect signatures.

“There’s no reason why we cannot decriminalize possession in our province,” said Larsen.