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. "Legalization" Oct 17, 2018 simply isn't enough.  We Can have a 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. The Election Process is our best way to take action.

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

Federal Election 2015

2015 was a crucial year for marijuana policy in Canada. Two of the major political parties, the Conservatives and the Liberals, have made it a key election issue. That is great for us - it gives us the opportunity to foster debate about the future of Canadian marijuana laws, and activate our teams in key swing ridings in the election.

One of our strengths as an organization is people power. In the referendum campaign we connected with hundreds of thousands of British Columbians in direct, one on one conversations. Election organizing is all about having direct contact with citizens - so our experience as a movement is invaluable.

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What you need to know to vote

This election is a marathon, and it’s also shrouded in confusion. We’ve received many emails asking logistical questions about voting. Below, you’ll find some basic information on what you need to have with you when you visit your local polling station to cast your ballot.

At your local polling station or Elections Canada office you must have the following pieces of information to vote:

  1. Show ONE of these pieces of ID:

  • Your driver’s licence

  • Your provincial ID card

  • Any other government card with your photo, name and current address

     2. Show TWO pieces of ID

At least ONE must have your current address on it.

  • Health Card

  • Canadian Passport

  • Birth certificate

  • Social insurance card

  • Label on a prescription container

  • Personal cheque

  • Credit Card

  • Debit Card

  • Bank Statement

  • Vehicle Ownership

There are many other options that will count as valid ID at your local office. To see more options for identification, click on this link for information.

Notes about ID:

  • Expired ID IS accepted

  • Your voter information card IS NOT accepted as ID

  • Printout copies of your ID ARE accepted


Additional Information:

You don’t have to wait until October 19th to vote! You can vote now or any day before then. You can find additional information that's specific to your area by following this link.

We know that this is a long election period, and a lot can happen in the next month. Sensible BC’s mission this fall is to defeat the Conservatives, and to ensure that a party with a progressive marijuana policy forms government. Make sure that you take the time to vote, and contact [email protected] if you’ve got questions about how to get involved in the election period or additional inquiries about voting.

 Together, we can make marijuana legal and stop the criminalization of users in Canada 

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Posted on Sep 14, 2015 by Jen

Health Canada threatens to send in the RCMP

Health Canada recently sent cease and desist letters to several dispensaries across the country notifying them that they must shut down their operation or have their case forwarded on to the RCMP for "enforcement action." Here is a copy of letter to dispensaries (with the business names removed).

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Posted on Sep 10, 2015 by Nick

2015 Federal Election Update

We're almost three weeks into the election now, and we've been working hard to ensure we're well prepared for the long days that we have ahead of us in this historic election period. This is Canada's longest federal election campaign since 1926.

The length of this election period makes this a marathon instead of the usual sprint, which is exhausting for political parties, but even more so for small groups like ours that are trying to make an impact on this election.

Sensible BC remains committed to a position of non-partisanship, and our campaign is specifically focused on encouraging constituents to get out and vote in favour of progressive marijuana policy.

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Posted on Aug 19, 2015 by Jen

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