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.
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