Your voice for marijuana reform.

  • It's time to change the law

    Public opinion on marijuana has changed, and we need our laws to reflect common Canadian values. It's time for us to have sensible marijuana policy.

  • Let's grow the vote

    The federal election is an important opportunity to have our voice be heard on this issue. From the national debate to the ballot box, we have opportunity for real change.

We’re closer than we’ve ever been before, but we need your support.

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We are Sensible BC

We want to place marijuana regulation in the hands of British Columbians.  However, there are a number of roadblocks that we need to resolve before we can accomplish our goal.  To realize our vision we will need to:
  1. Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

    The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is Canada’s federal drug control legislation. By removing marijuana from the Act we place the regulation in the hands of the provinces, which would allow BC to officially control and regulate the sale of marijuana just like it does with alcohol.
  2. Implement sensible marijuana regulations here in British Columbia

    Creating a provincial regulatory system would allow us to create a made-in-BC marijuana policy.  Provincial control would allow BC to build off of lessons learned from controlling the sale of alcohol and tobacco while also drawing on the growing body of international best practices for marijuana.
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Our latest campaign

Defend Dispensaries - Public Hearings

We’ve come a long way. Marijuana policy is changing all over the world, and we have an important opportunity to advocate for sensible marijuana regulations starting on June 10th in Vancouver. If you want to include yourself in the leading edge of change, sign up to speak at the public hearings right here!

While we broadly support the new regulations, Sensible BC is still looking for patients and advocates to help push for key changes before the current proposal becomes law.We need your help to put pressure on Vancouver City Council.

Here are some of our key concerns about the legislation:

  • Local access: The zoning boundaries and buffer zones would force many dispensaries to either move or close. The regulations will also push all of the dispensaries out of the Downtown Eastside.
  • A ban on edibles, restricting access to patients who prefer their medicine as food rather than smoking
  • A new $35,000+ annual fee for dispensaries
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Sensible BC comment on Vancouver’s proposed dispensary bylaws.

High fees and lack of access in the Downtown Eastside are two issues for cannabis advocacy group.

Sensible BC acknowledges that the City of Vancouver’s draft “Regulation of Retail Dealers for Medical Marijuana-Related Uses” is a huge step forward in the battle for marijuana reform, not only in Vancouver but for the entire country.

As Canada’s largest advocacy group for marijuana legalization, Sensible BC generally agrees with the proposed policy that will be presented to Vancouver City Council on Tuesday, April 28th.

“We really feel this is a step in the right direction,” said Dana Larsen, Founder and Director of Sensible BC. “This is a landmark policy that is the first of it’s kind in Canada, which will legitimize and protect medical cannabis dispensaries in Vancouver. We’re excited to be a part of this, and we hope that more municipalities will adopt similar policies across Canada.”


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Posted on Apr 24, 2015 by Jen

Help make our new website look great!

We are in the final stages of revamping our website, and are looking for images that our members and volunteers may have of canvassers and campaigners ‘out in the field’. We have some great images, but we need more!

Specifically, we are looking for images from tabling at events, street canvassing, door to door canvassing, and basic public engagement. Perhaps if you were at the conference, you snapped some shots of learning in action; perhaps you have shots from the referendum campaign at a community event - these are all gold!

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Posted on Mar 23, 2015 by Tammy

MMPR Court Case Update

As we approach the one year anniversary of the injunction to protect the patient’s right to grow marijuana, the federal government is in court right now challenging that decision.

This case is important for anyone who wants to see the end of marijuana prohibition in Canada. It’s about preserving a patient's right to legally choose how they get their own medicine.

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Posted on Mar 10, 2015 by Dana

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