Initiative to Decriminalize Cannabis in British Columbia Receives Final Go-Ahead

Sensible B.C., a nonprofit, pro-legalization group working to reform cannabis policies in British Colombia, has had an initiative to decriminalize cannabis officially approved52 by B.C.’s elections office, Elections B.C.. The group will receive the initiative back from the state on September 9th, and will have 90 days to collect roughly 400,000 signatures.

The initiative would decriminalize cannabis for personal use, as well as establish a commission to examine the its full legalization. The initiative would also alter laws for minors, making possession of cannabis for those under 18 analogous to a minor in possession of alcohol.

In February a multi-million dollar lottery winner pledged to donate over $500,000 to the group to help them get this initiative, as well as future reform, made into law.

Those interested in finding out more about the effort should go to Sensible B.C.’s website by clicking here.


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