‘Green Buds And Hash’: Pot Activist Under Fire For Dr. Seuss Parody

CANADA:  It’s billed as a playful parody of a Dr. Seuss classic, but not everyone’s laughing.

Pot activist Dana Larsen said he penned “Green Buds and Hash” primarily to educate and entertain adults, but he believes it’s appropriate for all ages.

“Some people tell me they read this book to their children,” Larsen told CTV News. “Those are mostly medical marijuana users themselves who want to explain what cannabis is.”

Like the original, “Green Eggs and Ham,” the book features a narrator who is reluctant to try something new – in this case, marijuana.

 

Sensible B.C.’s Campaign For Marijuana Referendum Fails

CANADA:  There was plenty of smoke, but ultimately no fire for Sensible B.C.

Campaign organizer Dana Larsen confirmed Sunday that the Citizen’s Initiative for a referendum on decriminalizing marijuana possession has failed ahead of Election B.C.’s Monday deadline.

“We’re not going to make it,” said Larsen. “We’ve very proud of our team of canvassers and what we accomplished. 200,000 signatures is still a remarkable feat.”

Larsen and his team needed to collect the signatures of 10 per cent of registered voters in every single one of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts in a 90-day period for the initiative to be a success.

Organizers had a sense the campaign was failing, but it became clear Sunday that it was doomed as final counts were being tallied.

“We’re not done counting yet and there are last-minute signatures coming in, but it looks like we reached the threshold in about two dozen ridings,” said Larsen.

That’s well shy of the 85 required, though Larsen claims the sheer volume of signatures collected amount to two-thirds of their goal.

 

Pro-Marijuana Campaign Falls Short, But Sensible B.C. Head Says The War Isn’t Over

CANADA:  He admits he’s lost this pot battle, but Dana Larsen is still convinced the decriminalize-marijuana war will be won in B.C.

For 90 days Larsen and his Sensible B.C. canvassers have been asking British Columbians to sign on to have B.C.’s marijuana laws put to a referendum — and more than 200,000 have done so.

But it’s back to the drawing board for the pro-marijuana crowd, as even that hefty number fell short of the rigorous standard that only the Fight HST campaign has attained here in B.C.

“We haven’t given up on this,” Larsen told The Province as he prepared to present “somewhere between 200,000 and 220,000” names on a petition to Elections B.C. on Monday — Day 90, the final day of the campaign.

“We’ve tripled our volunteer base during this campaign. We’ve created a lot of momentum for the next time.”

 

Pro-Marijuana Campaign Falls Short, But Sensible B.C. Head Says The War Isn’t Over

CANADA:  He admits he’s lost this pot battle, but Dana Larsen is still convinced the decriminalize-marijuana war will be won in B.C.

For 90 days Larsen and his Sensible B.C. canvassers have been asking British Columbians to sign on to have B.C.’s marijuana laws put to a referendum — and more than 200,000 have done so.

But it’s back to the drawing board for the pro-marijuana crowd, as even that hefty number fell short of the rigorous standard that only the Fight HST campaign has attained here in B.C.

“We haven’t given up on this,” Larsen told The Province as he prepared to present “somewhere between 200,000 and 220,000” names on a petition to Elections B.C. on Monday — Day 90, the final day of the campaign.

“We’ve tripled our volunteer base during this campaign. We’ve created a lot of momentum for the next time.”