Sighting safety concerns and unregulated access, eight BC mayors are calling for the legalization and regulation of marijuana. They have named their coalition, Stop the Violence, and are urging senior governments to legalize marijuana in an effort to decrease crime and gang activity.
“This is not a partisan issue,” Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson said in a news release. “Wide-spread access to marijuana for our youth, grow ops that provide funds for organized crime, and significant costs to taxpayers for enforcement are all compelling reasons to re-examine our failed approach to prohibition.”
Read more in The Vancouver Sun.