Sam Sullivan, Mike Harcourt, Larry Campbell and Philip Owen have co-signed a letter in support of Stop the Violence B.C., saying that prohibition of the drug has been an utter failure, has created a gang-fuelled $7-billion underground industry in B.C. and has done nothing to stop the availability of marijuana.
Senator Larry Campbell, a former police officer as well as mayor, said the coalition represents the most organized push to end pot prohibition in Canada.
“I’ve been advocating this for years – we’re losing out on $2 billion in taxes and instead have large cases of violence at the hands of sociopaths that call themselves gangs,” he said. “When you have a cross-section of people, some ex-police officers like myself, come out, people will start to listen.”
Stop the Violence B.C. includes professionals from law enforcement, health care, universities and the justice system."
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