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Written statement

I have dedicated over 31 years of my life as a cop, finishing my police career as a chief. Most of that time was spent on Vancouver’s streets on beats related to drugs and gangs. Fighting the war on cannabis and the violent gangs that feed off the conflict took up a vast amount of [...]

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BC Mayors Call for Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana

April 26, 2012 To: Premier Christy Clark, Mr. Adrian Dix and Mr. John Cummins From: James Baker, Chris Pieper, Derek Corrigan, John Ranns, Howie Cyr, Gregor Robertson, Darrell Mussatto and Robert Sawatzky Re: Discussion required on marijuana policy Dear Premier Clark, Mr. Dix and Mr. Cummins: As mayors of BC municipalities, we are fully aware [...]

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Global Commission Members Call on Canadian Government to avoid mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana

To: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian Senators From: Louise Arbour, Richard Branson, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Ruth Dreifuss, and Thorvald Stoltenberg Re: Reject mandatory minimum sentences under Bill C-10 Dear Prime Minister Harper and Canadian Senators: We are writing to you on behalf of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which is dedicated to reducing [...]

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Former Attorneys General Endorse Stop the Violence BC

From: Colin Gabelmann, Ujjal Dosanjh, Graeme Bowbrick Q. C., Geoff Plant Q.C. To: Hon. Christy Clark, Mr, Adrian Dix Re: Cannabis taxation and regulation as a strategy to combat organized crime February 15, 2012 Dear Ms. Clark and Mr. Dix: Re: Cannabis taxation and regulation as a strategy to combat organized crime As former BC [...]

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Letter From Former Mayors

November 23, 2011 From: Sam Sullivan, Michael Harcourt, Larry Campbell, and Philip Owen To: All B.C. MPs, MLAs, Mayors and Councillors Re: Call to Action – Marijuana prohibition and its effects on violent crime, community safety, and the health and well-being of our citizens As former Mayors of the City of Vancouver, we are asking [...]

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