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Legalized pot advocate hosts talks at UVic, Metchosin

Former NDP leadership candidate and pot advocate Dana Larsen will speak in Metchosin on Jan. 16 and the University of Victoria on Jan. 23 about an approach to cannabis decriminalization.

Larsen, a founding member of both national and provincial marijuana political parties, is touring coastal B.C. in support of his Sensible B.C. campaign.

The campaign promotes the passing of a Sensible Policing Act, which would direct all police in B.C. “to stop spending any time or resources on searching, seizing or arresting anyone for simple cannabis possession,” Larsen said in a release.

The goal is to promote a referendum similar to that which reverted the province’s decision to move to HST. Volunteers will collect signatures until November 2013 and Larsen has been on tour since October 2012 to promote the campaign.

In Metchosin he will speak to the Association for the Preservation of Rural Metchosin Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd.

Larsen will speak at UVic on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cinecenta Theatre in the Student Union Building.

For more on the campaign, see sensiblebc.ca.

kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

 

 

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