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Marijuana petitioners ready to knock on doors
The Kelowna supporters of Sensible BC— the organization proposing that British Columbia conducts a referendum that would start the process of legalizing marijuana in the province—plan to begin door-to-door canvassing this week in an attempt to gain the necessary petition signatures.
"While we have received a great local response, to date, if we're to meet the numbers demanded by the referendum process, in the time remaining, we need to make signing more convenient," said Mark Conlin, local spokesperson for the campaign.
"This means bringing petitions to people's doorsteps."
The province-wide petition requires the signatures of 10 per cent of registered B.C. voters from all of the provinces 85 ridings in order for the referendum to happen.
Conlin noted that, while the regular local signing locations - as listed at the website www.sensiblebc.ca - will continue to be available to the public, the onset of colder weather and shorter daylight hours will make knocking on doors a more effective way for volunteers to solicit signatures.