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Marijuana referendum volunteers growing
With 130 registered canvassers in the Comox Valley, the Sensible BC campaign is off to a great start locally.
The petition for a referendum to decriminalize simple possession of cannabis marijuana needs 10 per cent of registered voters to sign. In the Comox Valley, that would be 5,000 signatures.
"We will need at least 7,000 signatures to make up for any mistakes made on petition forms, but I think we will get at least 10,000 by Dec. 9," said local organizer Ernie Yacub. "In the first two weeks of petitioning with only 30 canvassers, we've collected 754 signatures."
Petitions can be signed at Urban Smoke, Progressive Growth, Lush Valley Food Hub in Courtenay and Cippoline's Bakery in Willow Point. Watch for canvassers at local coffee shops, the farmers' market, and anywhere people gather over the next two and a half months.
For more information about the Sensible BC initiative, or to register as a canvasser, Surecopy on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay will scan and e-mail your registration to Sensible BC for processing. You can also phone Terri Dunham at 250-331-1322.
— Sensible BC