VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The campaign to decriminalize marijuana kicks off on Monday and organizers are still trying to find volunteers to help collect signatures.
1400 canvassers are signed up so far according to Dana Larsen with Sensible BC.
“It’s going to be very grueling but I think people are excited to get going, a lot of folks have been registered as canvassers for a while and they’re impatiently waiting for the chance to get out there and get some signatures,” explains Larsen.
He says he’s not worried about the fact that there are no high-profile names behind the campaign.
Former Solicitor General Kash Heed thinks it’s an uphill battle.
“There are other issues that need to be considered and the amount of effort that is required to get that referendum in place here in British Columbia is significant.”
Kash has spoken out in favour of the issue but says he will not be signing up to help get signatures. “At the end of the day politicians don’t necessarily have to respond to whatever is passed here in British Columbia.”
Sensible BC needs to get signatures from at least 10 per cent of voters in each riding in order to force a referendum.