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NEWS RELEASE · 31st July 2013
Dana Larson
Marijuana referendum tour hitting 30 Interior towns in 10 days.

Sensible BC Director Dana Larsen is embarking on a whirlwind tour of BC's Interior, visiting 32 towns in 12 days to promote the campaign for a marijuana referendum.

"We need volunteers and canvassers in every community," said Larsen. "My goal is to meet local supporters and register them as canvassers so they can collect signatures this fall."

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Larsen has prepared legislation called The Sensible Policing Act, which would effectively decriminalize marijuana by stopping BC police from making searches or arrests for simple possession. The law also calls upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that BC can legally regulate its cultivation and sale.

The proposed law has been accepted by Elections BC, and Larsen will have 90 days to collect signatures from 10% of the registered voters in every electoral district, beginning September 9. These 400,000 signatures can only be collected by people who have first registered as a canvasser.

"It's easy to register as a canvasser," said Larsen. "It just takes two minutes to fill out the form for Elections BC. I bring the forms with me, but people can also easily do it online. We will need at least 5000 canvassers to have a good chance of success. If you've always dreamed of legalization, this is your chance to help make history!"

See all 32 Interior tour dates here:

Northern BC Stops - Date, Time and Locations:


Mackenzie - 12:30pm, Snac Shac (403 Mackenzie Blvd)

Chetwynd - 5pm, Murray's Pub n Kitchen (4613 47Ave)


Dawson Creek - 11am, White Spot (11300 8th St)

Fort St John - 1:30pm, Silver Creek Cookhouse (10104 Alaska Rd N)

Hudson's Hope - 4:30pm, Hudson's Restaurant (9006 Clarke St.)


Fort St James - 3pm, St James Restaurant (388 Stewart Dr)

Vanderhoof - 5:30pm, A&W (113 1st St)

Fraser Lake - 8pm, Subway (416 McMillan Ave)


Burns Lake - 10:30am Dad's Restaurant (940 Nash Rd)

Houston - 1pm, Pizza Factory (3486 - 9th St)

Smithers - 3:30pm, Tim Hortons (3932 Hwy 16)

New Hazelton - 6pm, Rainbow Restaurant (3422 Laurier)


Terrace - 11am, Denny's (4828 Hwy 16 W)

Kitimat - 1pm, Pedro's Grill (342 City Centre)

Prince Rupert - 5:30 Cow Bay Cafe (205 Cow Bay Road).

Contact Dana Larsen: dana,,,