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New poll shows 73% support research trial to evaluate cannabis regulation

A new Angus Reid poll shows that British Columbians overwhelmingly support the province undertaking a pilot study to evaluate the taxation and regulation of adult cannabis use. The survey, conducted between April 8 and 9, found that 73 per cent of British Columbians support a B.C. research trial conducted by local experts and health scientists [...]

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Media Coverage: Estimating the economic value of BC’s domestic cannabis market

On November 20, 2012 Stop the Violence BC announced findings from a recent paper, which estimates the domestic cannabis market to be valued at approximately $443-million to $564-million annually. Below you will find links to media coverage following that release. November 20, 2012 Pot Study: BCers spend half-a billion a year on marijuana, The Province [...]

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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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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: [...]

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Media Coverage: Eight BC Mayors Endorse Stop the Violence BC

  Menard, B.-S. (12/05/02). Immediate interest in mayors’ letter endorsing decriminalization of marijuana, Lake Country Calendar. Letter some BC mayors; including James Baker; sent the province. (12/05/02). Lake Country Calendar. news mention. (12/05/02). AM770. news mention. (12/05/02). CTV2 Victoria. news mention. (12/05/02). News1130. news mention. (12/05/02). 630 CHED Edmonton. news mention. (12/05/02). CKNW. news mention. [...]

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City of Vancouver Passes Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Motion

On Tuesday, May 1st Vancouver City council unanimously passed a motion supporting Stop the Violence BC and calling for a public health-based, regulatory approach to cannabis taxation and control. To read the text of the motion click here, or on the image to the right. Media Coverage: Menard, B.-S. (12/05/02). Immediate interest in mayors’ letter [...]

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Media Coverage: Stop the Violence BC Presents John McKay

April 18, 2012 Stop the Violence BC presented former US Attorney John McKay, former BC Attorney General Geoff Plant, coalition member Dr Evan Wood and Jodie Emery for a press conference on the failures of cannabis prohibition and the future of cannabis policy in the Pacific Northwest. Please see below for listing of media coverage [...]

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Media Coverage: Health Officers Open Medicine Paper, “Improving community health and safety in Canada through evidence-based policies on illegal drugs “

On March 28, 2012 provincial health officers from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, along with Stop the Violence BC coalition member Dr. Evan Wood released a paper in Open Medicine calling for the reevaluation of current drug law enforcement practices. For complete media coverage listing, please see the links below. Print and Online Steigerwald, [...]

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Media Coverage: Global Commission on Drug Policy Endorsement

February 29, 2012 Virgin Group founder Richard Branson; former Presidents of Brazil, Colombia and Switzerland; and former Federal Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour called Bill C-10 a ‘grave mistake’ and publicly endorsed Stop the Violence BC. Please see below for complete media listing. Print and Online Demande de marche arriere (12/02/29). Journal de Montreal Tran, [...]

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Media Coverage: Stop the Violence BC in Kelowna

On March 1st, Stop the Violence BC held two public forums on Stop the Violence BC featuring coalition members David Bratzer, Chris Fibiger, David Kennedy and Dr. Evan Wood. David Bratzer On CHBC Evening News Dr. Evan Wood On Castanet News  Print Media Coverage Michaels, K. (12/03/01). Kelowna to hear legalization argument, Kelowna Capital News. [...]

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