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Stop the Violence BC endorses the Sensible BC campaign

Stop the Violence BC has long argued that decriminalization is an insufficient policy response when it comes to addressing the range of public health and safety concerns associated with cannabis prohibition. That said, it is the position of the Stop the Violence BC steering committee that decriminalization stands to minimize a variety of pressing social and [...]

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B.C. political parties respond to call for support of legalized marijuana trial

Four major political parties differ on backing of research study despite poll demonstrating overwhelming public support in favour Related materials: Overview of party responses, full text of party responses, original questionnaire, polling data, FAQs, PDF of press release Vancouver, BC [May 3, 2013] — Three of B.C.’s major political parties have responded to a questionnaire asking [...]

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Majority Supports Study to Evaluate Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana

New poll shows 73 per cent support research trial to evaluate whether taxation and regulation of marijuana could reduce profits to organized crime; questionnaire sent to B.C. political parties Vancouver, BC [April 18, 2013] — A new Angus Reid poll released today shows that British Columbians overwhelmingly support the province undertaking a pilot study to [...]

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Leading authority on drug policy and the war on drugs to speak at Munk School of Global Affairs

Ethan Nadelmann Available for Interviews: Topics Include Marijuana Legalization Victories in CO and WA, Growing Debate in Latin America on Alternatives to Drug War and Drug Policy Issues in Canada March 12, 2013 (Toronto, Canada) – Ethan Nadelmann will be featured at the Centre for Study of the United States at the Munk School giving [...]

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Local groups rally in support of the “most important drug war film you will ever see”

2012 Sundance Film Festival Winner debuts in Vancouver this Friday, welcomed by Vancouver academic, advocacy, and business groups Vancouver B.C. [February 28] – Organizations across the city are encouraging the public to attend limited screenings of The House I Live In, a U.S. documentary that has been heralded as “the definitive film on the failure of [...]

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Examining driving under the influence: New study makes recommendations for a ‘drugged driving’ policy

Following the passing of ballot measures to regulate cannabis sales and consumption in Washington and Colorado this past November, many wondered what a regulatory system could and would look like. While the ballot measures outlined where tax revenues would be directed (including drug treatment and education programs), questions remain on what the social impacts of legalized [...]

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Liberal Leadership Candidate Calls for Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana

George Takach joins Stop the Violence BC Vancouver, BC [January 14, 2013] — Liberal Party leadership candidate George Takach today called for the regulation and taxation of cannabis for adults to reduce related organized crime activity and make our communities safer. “I commend Mr. Takach for urging change to a policy that has failed to protect [...]

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New Study Shows Potential Domestic Tax Revenue at $2.5 billion over next 5 years

British Columbia’s cannabis market could generate more than $2.5 billion in tax revenue over next five years New study challenges argument that BC’s cannabis market cannot be taxed Vancouver, B.C. [November 20, 2012] — Based on current consumption patterns, British Columbia’s domestic cannabis market could be worth more than $500-million annually, according to a new [...]

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Media Coverage: Stop the Violence BC’s year in review and growing public support for regulation and taxation

On November 1, 2012 Stop the Violence BC released its year in review report, highlighting key accomplishments over the first year of the campaign. This release was accompanied by recent Angus Reid poll showing a shift in public support for regulating and taxing marijuana. Media coverage for the announcement can be found below: November 1, [...]

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Public Opinion Reaches Tipping Point

Increasing Majority of British Columbians Support Ending Cannabis Prohibition – Public Opinion Reaches Tipping Point New poll shows 75% support taxation and regulation of cannabis; Public Health Association of BC latest to join Stop the Violence BC coalition Vancouver, B.C. [November 1, 2012] — A new Angus Reid poll released today overwhelmingly shows that British [...]

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