Fix to B.C.’s ‘drug problem’ is easy: legalize marijuana

Eliminating pot possession charges would ease court backlogs, fall in step with other western jurisdictions
The Vancouver Sun (Canada)
Thursday, September 20, 2012

With three western American states mulling legalized marijuana and the Union of B.C. Municipalities set to debate it, a new group wants the province to stop enforcing the federal criminal ban on pot. Several prominent cannabis crusaders have drafted a proposed law, called the Sensible Policing Act, and are asking for a provincial commission to study the regulation and taxation of the demonized plant. The wished-for legislation is available on the group’s website: