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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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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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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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MLA Joan McIntyre joins Kash Heed, calls for regulation and taxation

- This is not an official Stop the Violence BC Press Release; reprinted with the permission of MLA Joan McIntyre – BC LIBERAL GOVERNMENT CAUCUS STATEMENT For immediate release October 18, 2012 VICTORIA – Today, West Vancouver-Sea to Sky MLA Joan McIntyre released the following statement in support of Vancouver-Fraserview MLA Kash Heed’s call for [...]

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Kash Heed calls for the regulation and taxation of marijuana

BC MLA speaks out against marijuana prohibition in short film, joins Stop the Violence BC CLICK HERE FOR THE FILM Vancouver, BC [October 18, 2012] — Kash Heed, a long-time law enforcement official and MLA, is calling for the legalization and taxation of cannabis to better protect communities and reduce related organized crime activity resulting [...]

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UBCM passes resolution to decriminalize cannabis, study regulation and taxation

B.C.’s mayors and councilors recognize that marijuana prohibition fuels organized crime Vancouver, BC [September 26, 2012]—The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) voted today in favour of a resolution calling for the decriminalization of cannabis at its annual convention. Resolution A5, brought forward to the annual convention by the municipality of Metchosin, calls for UBCM to [...]

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