Jump to content

Ex-Vancouver Mayor Says Legalize.


greenbuddha
 Share

Recommended Posts

CN BC: Former Vancouver Mayors Call for End to Marijuana Laws

facebook.gif stumble.gif diggit.gif reddit.gif delicious.gif

URL: http://www.mapinc.or...1/n674/a09.html

Newshawk: Herb

Pubdate: Thu, 24 Nov 2011

Source: National Post (Canada)

Copyright: 2011 Canwest Publishing Inc.

Contact: http://drugsense.org/url/wEtbT4yU

Website: http://www.nationalpost.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/286

Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/decrim.htm (Decrim/Legalization)

 

 

 

FORMER VANCOUVER MAYORS CALL FOR END TO MARIJUANA LAWS TO CURB GANG VIOLENCE

 

Four former Vancouver mayors have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to marijuana laws in Canada, blaming them for rampant gang violence. Larry Campbell, Mike Harcourt, Sam Sullivan and Philip Owen all signed an open letter to politicians in B.C. Wednesday saying a change in the law will reduce gang violence. They support the position of the Stop the Violence BC coalition, which recently released a survey showing most B.C. residents favour an end to the marijuana laws. The letter says "marijuana prohibition is - without question - a failed policy." "It is creating violent, gang-related crime in our communities and fear among our citizens, and adding financial costs for all levels of government-. Politicians cannot ignore the status quo any longer, and must develop and deliver alternative marijuana policies.-" the letter says.

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

 

[Remainder snipped]

 

 

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

CN BC: Former Vancouver Mayors Call for End to Marijuana Laws

facebook.gif stumble.gif diggit.gif reddit.gif delicious.gif

URL: http://www.mapinc.or...1/n674/a09.html

Newshawk: Herb

Pubdate: Thu, 24 Nov 2011

Source: National Post (Canada)

Copyright: 2011 Canwest Publishing Inc.

Contact: http://drugsense.org/url/wEtbT4yU

Website: http://www.nationalpost.com/

Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/286

Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/decrim.htm (Decrim/Legalization)

 

 

 

FORMER VANCOUVER MAYORS CALL FOR END TO MARIJUANA LAWS TO CURB GANG VIOLENCE

 

Four former Vancouver mayors have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to marijuana laws in Canada, blaming them for rampant gang violence. Larry Campbell, Mike Harcourt, Sam Sullivan and Philip Owen all signed an open letter to politicians in B.C. Wednesday saying a change in the law will reduce gang violence. They support the position of the Stop the Violence BC coalition, which recently released a survey showing most B.C. residents favour an end to the marijuana laws. The letter says "marijuana prohibition is - without question - a failed policy." "It is creating violent, gang-related crime in our communities and fear among our citizens, and adding financial costs for all levels of government-. Politicians cannot ignore the status quo any longer, and must develop and deliver alternative marijuana policies.-" the letter says.

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

 

[Remainder snipped]

 

 

MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom

 

 

It's nice to see people coming out in support of legalizing. It's also funny to see people use a situation as the reason for their position. If these people would just admit thre is nothing wrong with marijuana and THAT is why it should be legalized rather than saying it should be legalized to "curb gang violence." I lived in Seattle for several years and people regularly used to go to Vancouver for meds and yes bring them back across the border. I never heard anything about gang violence. I don't think marijuana contributes to gang violence that's just stupid. Marijuana mellows you out and makes you a more productive member of society.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share



×
×
  • Create New...