Pubdate: Wed, 13 Nov 2013
Source: Northern View, The (CN BC)
Copyright: 2013 The Northern View
Author: Boyd Goble
Cited: Sensible BC:



Sensible BC marijuana petitions have been out for just over a month
and a half. This is an official, province-wide petition, just like
Stop the HST. It has deadlines, and we are required to get a minimum
of 10 per cent of registered voters in each of our 85 electoral districts.

This grassroots campaign is driven by the people of B.C. for the
people - both for medical users, and recreational use. Registered
canvassers volunteer daily to sit outside, in various locations, and
wait for people to sign the petitions.

Most people don't realize how important their signature

Because of the nature of this petition, most people do not realize
that we are out there every day for their children's future.

That's why most people I sign in a day are over 60. These folks know
the impact of a possible criminal record, or jail time to a family

For what? A harmless and beneficial plant.

No one will ever know you signed the petition.

We do not sell these names; they go to the head office for counting
and then will be delivered to Elections BC in Victoria in early
December. Also, it is clearly stated in the Initiative and Recall Act
that no one shall be punished in any way for signing a petition
presented by Elections BC.

Next, you should sign the petition even if you are opposed to the

The reason is in order to have the referendum, and the discussion to
begin, on ways to implement or change our proposals we must have
enough signatures in the petition phase.

You also will be able to cast your ballot either in favour or against
the actual referendum question next September.

How often do we really get to enact changes to laws? Join in on the
democratic process? Be heard? End prohibition? And make history all
with one little signature.

Next time you see us out there, stop, sign, and join thousands of
others who have done their civic duty and signed the Sensible BC petition.

Boyd Goble

Sensible BC petitioner
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