One of Canada’s leading activists on marijuana, Dana Larsen, has unleashed a campaign on Sunday to push parties, who are leading in British Columbia, to “fix” the province’s cannabis bill before it becomes a law.
BC will criminalize possession of any “illicit cannabis”? We need to fix the Cannabis Control Act! https://t.co/fgJTz9CYQx #bcndp @bcndp @BCNDPCaucus @jjhorgan @mikefarnworthbc @DarcyJudy @BCGreens @AJWVictoriaBC @AdamPOlsen #bcpoli #vanpoli #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/8zSTCHJXFt
— Dana Larsen (@DanaLarsen) May 14, 2018
On April 26, British Columbia’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth introduced Bill 31, The Cannabis Distribution Act, in the Legislative Assembly.
But on Twitter, Larsen urged people to send a personal email to B.C.’s Premier John Horgan, who is from the NDP party, Farnworth, and Green Leader Andrew Weaver, by using the campaign’s LINK.
In May last year, the NDP and the Greens struck a deal to allow Horgan have enough support to lead British Columbia against the Liberals.
While Farnworth praised the bill for offering “sound foundation for the regulation and implementation of legalized cannabis” in British Columbia, Larsen highlighted five points to demonstrate how the bill must be “fixed.”
Meanwhile, the implementation of provincial bills also depends entirely on how quickly the federal Cannabis Act receives royal assent.
The Cannabis Act is currently being reviewed by the Senate. If the Senate makes amendments, then the bill will be sent back to the parliament, but if they approve it, it will be sent to the royal assent to be the final law of the land.