News coverage of the UBCM Convention’s vote on cannabis policy reform

Here is a summary of media coverage pre-UBCM:

  • CBC On the Island interview with coalition member Geoff Plant
  • AM770′s The Rutherford Show interview with coalition member Chris Fibiger
  • Victoria Times Colonist article: “Changes to marijuana law moves closer”
  • The Province article: “Cannabis laws back on agenda”; also appears in Victoria Times Colonist
  • Nelson Star article: Pipelines and pot on table as Nelson goes to UBCM”
  • Victoria Times Colonist article: “Disclosure wanted on medical marijuana”
  • Canadian Press article re: Monday’s debate Dr. Evan Wood, former Attorney General Geoff Plant, and BC Constable David Bratzer: “BC marijuana laws: Pro, Anti-pot forces square off at UBCM”; also appears in Canada.com, Huffington Post, Global News, iPolitics, Kamloops News, Guelph Mercury, Waterloo Region Record

News following Monday’s debate included:

  • Broadcast stories on CFAX, CTV Victoria, CHEK News, OMNI TV, CFTK
  • Vancouver Sun article: “Municipal leaders take pot decriminalization to a vote”
  • Kamloops Daily News article: “Marijuana rules aimed at municipalities”
  • Prince George Citizen: “Politicians begin pot debate”
  • Castanet.com article: “Decriminalizing marijuana?”
  • The Province brief: “Morning brief”
  • Keremeos Review article: “UBCM kicks off with debate on marijuana”
  • Victoria Times Colonist op-ed by coalition members Evan Wood and Geoff Plant: “Decriminalization of pot will disarm gangs”

And finally, a rundown of coverage following Wednesday’s vote:

  • Vancouver Sun front page story: “BC mayors vote to decriminalize pot: that was the easy part”; story also appears in Windsor Star, Calgary Herald, Times Colonist
  • Metro article front page article: “Mayors vote pro-pot”
  • CTV Morning Live Thursday (broadcast across BC) interview with Dr. Evan Wood
  • CBC’s The Current (broadcast nationally across CBC radio one) live interview with Dr. Evan Wood
  • The Globe & Mail article: “BC municipal leaders vote to work toward decriminalizing marijuana”; story also appears in The Province, Canada.com, Calgary Herald, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  • Victoria Times Colonist column: “Pot resolution sets BC on a new path”
  • CBC News article: “Adrian Dix delivers key address to municipal leaders”
  • Metro News article: “Emery high on UBCM marijuana motion”
  • Nelson Daily article: “Vote for decriminalization of pot splits delegates at UBCM convention”
  • Kelowna Daily Courier article: “Pot vote passes, but Valley politicians say ‘no’”
For more information about the UBCM Convention vote, debate, and responses since please click here.

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