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1CN AB: Mounties Sued Over Body SearchFri, 18 Mar 2016
Source:Edmonton Journal (CN AB) Author:Blais, Tony Area:Alberta Lines:Excerpt Added:03/22/2016

A woman is suing the RCMP for $100,000 after alleging a male officer inappropriately searched near her private parts while looking for drugs during a traffic stop near Sherwood Park.

According to a statement of claim filed in Edmonton's Court of Queen's Bench on Feb. 23, Jenny Brown, Bob Erb and three others were in a vehicle pulled over by the RCMP on the Sherwood Park Freeway on Feb. 25, 2014.

Brown alleges a Mountie stated during the traffic stop that he could smell marijuana and that everybody was under arrest. The officer then told them to get out of the vehicle and stand with their hands on top of their heads, alleges Brown.

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2 CN AB: Woman Frisked, Sues CopsFri, 18 Mar 2016
Source:Edmonton Sun (CN AB) Author:Blais, Tony Area:Alberta Lines:79 Added:03/19/2016

She Claims Mounties Performed 'Inappropriate Search' After Patting Her Down for Drugs

A woman is suing the RCMP for $100,000 after alleging a male officer inappropriately searched near her private parts while looking for drugs during a traffic stop near Sherwood Park.

According to a statement of claim filed in Edmonton's Court of Queen's Bench on Feb. 23, Jenny Brown, Bob Erb and three others were in a vehicle pulled over by the RCMP on the Sherwood Park Freeway on Feb. 25, 2014.

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3 CN ON: Rethink Pot, Group SaysThu, 09 Jan 2014
Source:Expositor, The (CN ON) Author:Gamble, Susan Area:Ontario Lines:64 Added:01/09/2014

A group of local marijuana supporters is gearing up for a Brantford 420 Freedom Rally, calling for the legalization of the drug.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at downtown's Victoria Park on April 20 .

"This event is being held all over Canada," said organizer Brittni Mitchell. "It's held on Parliament Hill, in Toronto and Vancouver.

"It's a chance to draw people together, get things going and show the community that we're not hurting anyone and we're not bad people. How can you be in a bad mood when you're smoking up?"

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4CN BC: Pro-Pot Campaign Close To A BustTue, 03 Dec 2013
Source:Province, The (CN BC) Author:Spencer, Kent Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:12/03/2013

Grassroots Snag: Organizers collect less than half of signatures needed for referendum

The grassroots campaign to change the B.C. government's approach to marijuana has just about gone bust.

Sensible B.C. volunteers seek passersby Monday at Dunbar and West 41st Avenue to sign on for their campaign.

Sensible B.C. organizers said Monday that it will be pretty well impossible to collect enough signatures to prompt a provincial referendum.

Organizers said 150,000-plus signatures would have to be collected before next week's Elections B.C. deadline.

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5 CN BC: Sensible B.C. Campaign Aims To Stop Police Busts For PossessionThu, 25 Jul 2013
Source:Georgia Straight, The (CN BC) Author:Smith, Charlie Area:British Columbia Lines:121 Added:07/26/2013

AS HE MUNCHES on a beef sandwich in a cluttered eighth-floor office near Victory Square, Dana Larsen hardly seems the type to have a monumental impact on policing. But don't let his casual attire deceive you. As the financial agent of the Sensible B.C. campaign to stop police from busting people for marijuana possession, Larsen is spearheading a revolution on behalf of pot smokers. And he's hoping that the initiative he's sponsoring to amend the Police Act will have as much success as a similar campaign to eliminate the harmonized sales tax.

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6 CN BC: Larsen Lays Groundwork For Pot PetitionTue, 16 Jul 2013
Source:Kamloops Daily News (CN BC)          Area:British Columbia Lines:70 Added:07/18/2013

Marijuana activist Dana Larsen is edging closer to an initiative petition to decriminalize simple possession of cannabis in B.C.

Larsen toured through the southern Interior over the weekend and held a meeting of supporters at a downtown restaurant Sunday night.

A former B.C. NDP leadership candidate, he is laying the groundwork for a petition drive after Elections B.C. gave its official stamp of approval to his petition last week.

As director of Sensible B.C., Larsen proposes the Sensible Policing Act, which would effectively decriminalize marijuana possession through a shift in enforcement policy.

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7 CN BC: North Shore Home To First Pro-Pot BillboardThu, 13 Jun 2013
Source:Outlook, The (CN BC) Author:Coyne, Todd Area:British Columbia Lines:102 Added:06/15/2013

The Sensible BC campaign for marijuana reform launched an ad campaign in West Vancouver for a province-wide cannabis referendum

A quarter-million commuters crossing the North Shore this week will have likely noticed the new greenery along Marine Drive near the Lions Gate Bridge.

It's not in the bushes or trees but rather, um, higher.

The new ad campaign for marijuana legal reform was launched Monday by the folks at Sensible BC.

Their electronic billboard ad lighting up the border between North and West Vancouver features a giant cannabis leaf on a blue background and the words "Join the Sensible BC Marijuana Referendum campaign."

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8 CN BC: Billboard Hypes Pot ReferendumWed, 12 Jun 2013
Source:North Shore News (CN BC) Author:Seyd, Jane Area:British Columbia Lines:100 Added:06/15/2013

Sign Launches Campaign to Sign Up Voters

ON the same day the federal government announced it will bring in greater restrictions for medicinal marijuana users, advocates of less-restrictive pot laws also wrote their own message large, with a billboard in West Vancouver.

For the rest of this week, drivers heading off the Lions Gate Bridge into North Vancouver will go past a billboard urging them to Join the Sensible BC Marijuana Referendum Campaign.

The pro-pot lobby group SensibleBC is hoping the North Shore billboard will be the first among several in the Lower Mainland to get the word out in advance of a referendum campaign to decriminalize pot in the province.

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9CN ON: Capital's Smoky Celebration Of Pot Culture Growing Like AMon, 22 Apr 2013
Source:Ottawa Citizen (CN ON) Author:May, Kathryn Area:Ontario Lines:Excerpt Added:04/27/2013

OTTAWA - A fog gathered over Parliament Hill as 10,000 pot-smoking Canadians lit up for 4/20 Day, the annual counterculture pot party, which turned into a political rally to put the legalization of marijuana on the national agenda.

The cold and wind slowed the crowd. A couple of hundred arrived by early afternoon, huddled in circles on the front lawn of Parliament Hill under the watch of dozens of RCMP who looked the other way as they smoked. But by time the climatic countdown to 4:20 p.m. began, the crowd had grown to 10,000 people and the air was thick with smoke, the smell of marijuana and the beat of Peter Tosh's "Legalize It".

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10CN ON: Pro-Pot Rally Pushes LegalizationMon, 22 Apr 2013
Source:Standard, The (St. Catharines, CN ON) Author:Day, Matt Area:Ontario Lines:Excerpt Added:04/27/2013

Kelly "Kush" Kirby sees it as a holiday.

April 20, also known as 4/20 among pro-marijuana enthusiasts, isn't just a day to toke up, she said.

"We have to get the word out about marijuana," she said. "It's not just about getting high. It's medication for a lot of people."

Saturday marked the 10th annual anti-prohibition rally in Niagara Falls. Despite cold temperatures, about 50 people marched from Victoria Ave., near the overpass for Niagara Memorial Veterans' Highway (formerly Highway 420) and down Clifton Hill before holding a rally at Queen Victoria Park. They showed their support for pot by waving flags, smoking joints and chanting, "Free the weed!"

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11 CN ON: Pot Rally: 'It's Not Just About Getting High'Mon, 22 Apr 2013
Source:Niagara Falls Review, The (CN ON) Author:Day, Matt Area:Ontario Lines:74 Added:04/27/2013

Kelly "Kush" Kirby sees it as a holiday.

April 20, also known as 4/20 among pro-marijuana enthusiasts, isn't just a day to toke up, she said.

"We have to get the word out about marijuana," she said. "It's not just about getting high. It's medication for a lot of people."

Saturday marked the 10th annual anti-prohibition rally in Niagara Falls. Despite cold temperatures, about 50 people marched from Victoria Ave., near the overpass for Niagara Memorial Veterans' Highway (formerly Highway 420) and down Clifton Hill before holding a rally at Queen Victoria Park. They showed their support for pot by waving flags, smoking joints and chanting, "Free the weed!"

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12 CN ON: Pot Smokers March Down Clifton HillMon, 22 Apr 2013
Source:Tribune, The (CN ON) Author:Day, Matt Area:Ontario Lines:75 Added:04/26/2013

Kelly "Kush" Kirby sees it as a holiday.

April 20, also known as 4/20 among pro-marijuana enthusiasts, isn't just a day to toke up, she said.

"We have to get the word out about marijuana," she said. "It's not just about getting high. It's medication for a lot of people."

Saturday marked the 10th annual anti-prohibition rally in Niagara Falls. Despite cold temperatures, about 50 people marched from Victoria Ave., near the overpass for Niagara Memorial Veterans' Highway (formerly Highway 420) and down Clifton Hill before holding a rally at Queen Victoria Park. They showed their support for pot by waving flags, smoking joints and chanting, "Free the weed!"

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13 CN ON: Pot Haze Fills HillSun, 21 Apr 2013
Source:Ottawa Sun (CN ON) Author:Hofley, Chris Area:Ontario Lines:60 Added:04/22/2013

As the clock struck 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, a haze of smoke enveloped Parliament Hill, cheers erupted and a pungent smell wafted over downtown.

For at least a few hours on a cold April afternoon, some 9,000 people welcomed the opportunity to puff on a joint without legal hassle, getting stoned while speaking out in support of legalizing marijuana.

"I've been smoking for 20 years and it's gone from hiding behind dumpsters to this," said Dan, a 50-something from Alberta visiting Ottawa with his buddy Grant.

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14Canada: 'May Be Dope Heads, but Not Dopey People'Fri, 19 Apr 2013
Source:National Post (Canada) Author:Boesveld, Sarah Area:Canada Lines:Excerpt Added:04/22/2013

Bob Erb has been playing the lottery since he was a young pothead in the 1970s, smoking 15 joints a day. Today, Mr. Erb is still crushing 15 joints a day - except now he's smoking them as a multi-millionaire. The 60-year-old Terrace, B.C., farmer and grandfather won a $25-million jackpot last November and promptly began doling money out to friends, family, charity and hard luck cases. Perhaps the biggest recipient, however, has been a cause very close to his heart: the legalization of marijuana. Mr. Erb has dropped $1-million for the effort, and is probably now the biggest financial backer of 420 Day, the annual pot-fuelled haze of a protest this Saturday. He spoke with the Post's Sarah Boesveld Thursday about his high life and plans for bringing pot legalization to national attention:

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15 CN BC: Pot Smoke-In Happening HereWed, 17 Apr 2013
Source:Terrace Standard (CN BC) Author:Massey, Josh Area:British Columbia Lines:114 Added:04/21/2013

CANNABIS ADVOCATES are gathering at the courthouse Saturday afternoon to smoke a little (or maybe a lot of) pot and take in events financed by local lottery millionaire and weed legalization activist Bob Erb.

The origin of the name 4/20 varies depending on who you talk to, but the date of April 20 has taken hold around the world in recent years as the day for marijuana legalization rallies.

Usually held in larger urban centres, this is the first time a 4/20 rally has been held in Terrace and it is one of many across the country being financially supported by Erb.

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16 CN BC: Erb Backs Pot CampaignWed, 13 Feb 2013
Source:Terrace Standard (CN BC) Author:Speirs, Margaret Area:British Columbia Lines:81 Added:02/18/2013

Millionaire lottery winner Bob Erb is backing a campaign to legalize marijuana with hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money.

He spent more than $56,000 two weekends ago hosting a pot legalization conference at the Skeena Landing complex and is now focusing efforts on a national public relations campaign.

As well, Erb is backing a move by provincial pot activist Dana Larsen to have enough people sign a petition to then hold a referendum.

If passed, the referendum would have the provincial government of the day amend the provincial Police Act to stop the police from taking any action, including searches, seizures, citations or arrests, in cases of simple cannabis possession by adults.

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17CN BC: Millionaire Offers Seed MoneySun, 10 Feb 2013
Source:Province, The (CN BC) Author:Luymes, Glenda Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:02/12/2013

The campaign to decriminalize marijuana in B.C. is getting a little help from the "marijuana millionaire."

Recent lotto winner and marijuana activist Bob Erb has promised to match all donations made to the Sensible B.C. campaign to decriminalize pot in the province.

Erb, a former B.C. Marijuana Party candidate, won $25 million in the Nov. 2 Lotto Max draw. He has already donated $120,000 to the Sensible B.C. campaign and now plans to match donations as the campaign prepares for a fall petition drive to force a referendum on decriminalization.

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18 CN BC: Campaign Aims For Pot DecriminalizationFri, 01 Feb 2013
Source:Coast Reporter (CN BC) Author:Gleeson, John Area:British Columbia Lines:81 Added:02/02/2013

Dana Larsen Brought His Sensible BC Marijuana Decriminalization Campaign To Roberts Creek Last Week, Drawing About 30 People.

Larsen - a former NDP candidate in the federal riding as well as provincial party leadership candidate - has been touring the province since last October to drum up support for a referendum campaign aimed at changing the provincial Policing Act.

The challenge is daunting, he said at Roberts Creek Hall on Jan. 25, as only one question - the HST - has ever made it to a referendum in B.C.

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19 CN BC: PUB LTE: The Case To Legalize PotWed, 02 Jan 2013
Source:Terrace Standard (CN BC) Author:Erb, Bob Area:British Columbia Lines:80 Added:01/05/2013

Dear Sir:

I read the brief comments from Rudi Peters in the Dec. 19 issue of The Terrace Standard and realized there's still pockets of ignorance within the community.

An Angus Reid poll published Nov. 2, 2012 in the Vancouver Province shows 75 per cent of British Columbians and 66 per cent of Canadians support legalization, taxation and regulation of marijuana.

To support prohibition is to support crime in our neighbourhoods and terrorism abroad.

The huge benefits of legalization are mind-boggling. Industrial fibre for pulp mills and strand board mills. An annual renewable resource; not every 60-plus years as is the case with wood fibre.

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20CN BC: Bob Erb's Generosity MultipliesThu, 29 Nov 2012
Source:Vancouver Sun (CN BC) Author:Hager, Mike Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:12/01/2012

People of Terrace gratefully receive cheques and new vehicles being handed out by recent lottery winner

Bob Erb peers out from his half-open front door, wearing a paint- speckled maroon shirt emblazoned with a large cannabis leaf. One of his daughter Audrey's three small children screams from inside the duplex, which is surrounded by a yard filled with rusted folk art, children's toys and a yapping miniature poodle.

Erb's duplex unit is identified by an A scrawled in jiffy marker on the front door. Above it is a sign - "Smile, you are on Candid Camera" - possibly scooped up during Erb's frequent garage-sale rummaging.

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21CN BC: Marijuana Advocate Wins $25mMon, 12 Nov 2012
Source:Province, The (CN BC) Author:Austin, Ian Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:11/13/2012

Man, 60, hits the jackpot after not playing his usual numbers

B.C. marijuana advocate vows to use part of his windfall to fund legalization efforts It was three times lucky this week for B.C. pot advocates.

First Washington state and Colorado voters decided the time had come to legalize marijuana.

That surprising development spurred a flurry of news coverage and momentum for SensibleBC.ca, a campaign organization dedicated to putting marijuana decriminalization to a referendum in B.C.

And third time luckiest was Terrace pot advocate Bob Erb, who won a cool $25 million in the Nov. 2 Lotto Max draw to end a phenomenal week for marijuana enthusiasts.

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22 CN BC: PUB LTE: Pot Causes What Problems?Wed, 15 Feb 2012
Source:Terrace Standard (CN BC) Author:Andersen, Tim Area:British Columbia Lines:53 Added:02/16/2012

Dear Sir:

I have read Bob Erb's and Bob Adami's letters on the legalization of marijuana and feel I need to comment.

I am friendly, caring, and generally well-liked person who is active in my community. I own my own home and vehicle and have been steady in the same job I enjoy for almost 5 years. I am a hard worker, honest, family oriented and always willing to give a hand to someone in need.

I am also a criminal. Not because I hurt, steal or affect anyone negatively. I am a criminal because I enjoy smoking pot in the privacy of my own home.

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23 CN BC: PUB LTE: Police Exaggerate Pot SeizureMon, 03 Oct 2011
Source:Terrace Standard (CN BC) Author:Erb, Bob Area:British Columbia Lines:61 Added:10/05/2011

Dear Sir:

Once again the RCMP exaggerate the numbers ("Huge pot seizure results in charges against local couple," The Terrace Standard, Sept. 21, 2011) in which they claim a seizure of 28 pounds of marijuana is the equivalent of more than 35,000 joints.

In reality, 28 pounds times 600 joints per pound equals 16,800 joints.

Having used marijuana for 43 years, 38 of those years using 10 joints daily, I've probably rolled well in excess of 150,000 joints.

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