Please join Liberal leadership candidate Joyce Murray for her Policy Breakfast, "Regulating Pot: PayDay for Criminals or for the People?" with former BC Attorney-General Geoffrey Plant.
Joyce is advocating for government to legalize, regulate and tax the cannabis industry. Our current prohibition results in criminals regulating and profiting ("payday!") from cannabis, while the public pays the policing and justice costs. Justice and law enforcement leaders claim our current laws do more harm than good. Transferring control of this drug to government, as with drugs like alcohol and tobacco, will reduce costs, increase public safety and generate tax revenues - creating a "payday for the people." These funds can be used for public good, funding programs for addiction, housing and health.
Geoff Plant, former BC Attorney-General will share his unique perspective on the harms of our current approach and the benefits of proposed change. Geoff has lent his voice to Stop the Violence BC, a coalition of professionals leading this debate in BC.
Joyce was public with her support for cannabis legalization a year before the leadership race started! Join Joyce and Geoff to have your questions answered.
Friday, March 8
7:30 - 7:50 AM Registration
7:50 - 8:30 AM Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 AM Buffet Breakfast
Enigma Restaurant - 4397 W. 10th Ave. (Off Trimble) (map)
Please note the cost is $35, (cash only at the door; students $20) which includes the breakfast plus a modest donation in support of Joyce's run for leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. Additional campaign donations welcome!
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