Legalize pot, four former Vancouver mayors say
Four former Vancouver mayors have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to pot prohibition in Canada that they blame for rampant gang violence.
Larry Campbell, Mike Harcourt, Sam Sullivan and Philip Owen all signed an open letter to politicians in B.C., claiming a change in the law will reduce gang violence.
The former mayors support the position of the Stop the Violence BC coalition, which recently released a survey showing most B.C. residents favour an end to the current marijuana laws.
The letter says “marijuana prohibition is — without question — a failed policy.” (Photo: Mathew Sumner/Reuters)