Legalize pot, four former Vancouver mayors say

Larry Campbell, Mike Harcourt, Sam Sullivan and Philip Owen all signed an open letter to politicians in B.C. Wednesday claiming a change in the law will reduce gang violence. “It is unconscionable, unacceptable and unreasonable that the criminal element in B.C. is allowed to grow and thrive in B.C. due to inaction on the part …

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More B.C. mayors join campaign to regulate and tax marijuana

The Stop the Violence BC coalition released a letter Thursday from Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and six others from the Interior and Vancouver Island to Premier Christy Clark, NDP leader Adrian Dix and Conservative leader John Cummins. “Given the ongoing gang activity, widespread availability of marijuana and high costs associated with …

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