Kingston City Council: Endorse Legalization of Cannabis
  • Petitioned Mayor Mark Gerretsen

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Mayor, City of Kingston
Mayor Mark Gerretsen
Member of Parliament for Kingston & The Islands
Ted Hsu
Councillor, Pittsburgh District
Brian Reitzel
Councillor, Kingscourt- Strathcona District
Sandy Berg
Councillor, Portsmouth District
Liz Schell
Councillor, Sydenham District
Bill Glover
Councillor, Lakeside District
Dorothy Hector
Councillor, King's Town District
Rob Hutchison
Councillor, Countryside District
Jeff Scott
Councillor, Cataraqui District
Rick Downes
Councillor, Loyalist-Cataraqui District
Kevin George
Councillor, Collins-Bayridge District
Lisa Osanic
Councillor, Trillium District
Bryan Paterson
Councillor, Williamsville District
Jim Neill

Kingston City Council: Endorse Legalization of Cannabis

    1. Kingston Compassion
    2. Petition by

      Kingston Compassion

      Kingston, Canada

The criminal prohibition of the cultivation and use of cannabis has proven disastrous. It is no longer the most suitable measure for protecting public health and welfare, and preventing the diversion of drugs into a criminal black market.

In contrast, the production and consumption of cannabis is not inherently dangerous. Both medical and recreational users should have the right to grow and consume their own cannabis, subject only to zoning by-laws and building permit requirements.

The City Councils of Victoria BC, Metchosin BC, Campbell River BC, Lumby BC, North Vancouver BC, Sechelt BC, Vernon BC, Vancouver BC, and Lake Country BC have endorsed ending the prohibition of cannabis. 

Many prominent Canadian officials have expressed their support for legalization of cannabis. Among them are four former mayors of Vancouver, current Vancouver mayor Gregor Robinson, current Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, B.C.'s chief provincial medical health officer Dr. Perry Kendall, Senator Larry W. Campbell, the late Jack Layton, and four former British Columbia attorneys generals: Colin Gabelmann, Ujjal Dosanjh, Graeme Bowbrick and Geoff Plant.

We, The Citizens of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, demand that the Kingston City Council make a motion to endorse the legalization of cannabis and hemp, and that it's use, production, and distribution be properly regulated and taxed by provincial and local governments, much like alcohol and gambling.

This petition was launched by the Kingston Compassion Club Society for Cannabis Research & Development. Please "Like" Our Campiagn Facebook Page!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • stephen burmaster BURLINGTON, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      get high as fuuuck nigga

    • Brent Armeneau CALGARY, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is the best medicine know to man.

    • Carlos Arceo TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It helps me with my Depression and Anxiety

    • Xavier Laporte ST JEAN-BAPTISTE, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      pot should be legal. Prohibition is a joke !

    • Sofian Derdouri MONTREAL, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Its a basic right that people need to have.

      Plus its better for your health compared to alcohol and tobacco


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