Tag: Referendum

  • Catching Up With Sensible BC

    By Judith Stamps Back in the fall of 2013, Sensible BC led a heroic attempt to make use of British Columbia’s Recall and Initiative Act to force a referendum on decriminalizing cannabis in BC.  The Act called for the signatures of 10% of the voting public in each of BC’s 85 electoral ridings.  Volunteers failed […]

  • Cannabis in Costa Rica – Part 5 – Conclusion

        A future for Cannabis in Costa Rica As we move into July, the Costa Rica Medicinal Cannabis Movement signature gathering campaign has surpassed 100K and are now seeking more in case of invalid or duplicate signatures. Costa Rica has only had one successful referendum in the past. The citizens decided by vote that […]

  • Cannabis in Costa Rica – part 4

      Photo from www.TicoTimes.net Costa Rica’s Sloth Kong enjoys some legal weed from Uruguay after success at the World Cup   The 5th Latin America Drug Policy Conference Costa Ricans (and mascot Sloth Kong) are doing a lot more than just knocking top teams out of the World Cup. In my previous blogs on Costa […]

  • Cannabis in Costa Rica – Part 2

      The Costa Rica Medicinal Cannabis Movement   Will they succeed? In the last blog I introduced cannabis prohibition in Costa Rica from the perspectives I gathered while visiting earlier this year. My interview with Gerald Murray of the Costa Rica Medicinal Cannabis Movement suffered some technical difficulties but I was still able to ask […]

  • Sensible BC Rollin’

    Campaign kicking into high gear   By Andrew Brown Since last Oct., Dana Larsen and the Sensible BC campaign—the voter initiative to effectively make cannabis possession the lowest police priority in B.C., with no money used to enforce the federal possession laws—have been touring throughout B.C. visiting dozens of communities from Northern B.C. to Vancouver […]