Christy Clark, your Purple Kush marijuana is in the mail

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      Could ending the months-long B.C. teachers' strike be as simple as Christy Clark, Peter Fassbender, and Jim Iker hot boxing it in the premier's minivan?

      Marijuana activist Dana Larsen said today (September 11) that he has sent the premier some weed in the mail.

      "I sent the Premier some cannabis buds for two reasons," Larsen said in a news release. "First, I thought if she could get together with Peter Fassbender, Jim Iker and their negotiating teams to share a joint, it would help break down some barriers and give the BCTF negotiations a fresh start.

      "Second, I wanted to remind the Premier that legalization would mean over $200 million in annual savings and revenue for her government. Legal, taxed marijuana sales would mean a lot more money for our schools, as well as hospitals, libraries and other community services.

      "We know that Christy used to smoke pot in high school, but now that she's Premier she's ignoring the wonderful benefits this crop could have for our province."

      By the way, in 2004, a Fraser Institute researcher estimated that legalizing B.C.'s marijuana crop would create over $2 billion in tax revenue nationally a year.

      Larsen also commented that he hopes the weed doesn't end up in the trash.

      "I hope the Premier doesn't let it go to waste," Larsen said. "It's a variety called Purple Kush, which has a relaxing effect while also promoting good conversation. It would be perfect for a late-night negotiating session."

      Larsen, a former B.C. NDP leadership candidate, spearheaded last year's unsuccessful petition campaign seeking a referendum on marijuana decriminalization in the province. His organization, Sensible B.C., is holding a conference in Vancouver from October 3 to 5.

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      Better Idea

      Sep 11, 2014 at 2:11pm

      Lock them all in a basement, no lights, aerosolize LSD into the place and tell them they won't be allowed to come down until there is a solution.

      Micheal peterson

      Sep 11, 2014 at 2:43pm

      Why not just can them all and hire scabs to teach? The cost would be cheaper. And if your sending weed why not send an 8 ball as well its all about chooses. God some people shouldn't represent the general public

      mason

      Sep 11, 2014 at 3:27pm

      This might be the funniest and most clever thing iv read all day

      Cascadian

      Sep 11, 2014 at 5:14pm

      Great idea Dana. If we had any kind of decent society then your suggestion wouldn't seem unusual at all. People need to get educated about hemp, cannabis, marijuana.

      Neil Magnuson

      Sep 11, 2014 at 5:39pm

      finally somthing sensible in this outrageous and crazy "dispute with teachers". OMG, the only victims here are the kids and it is the responsibility of the government to make sure they get their education. Imediatly adopt the Sensible B.C. initiative and suspend the strike. Take a lowball estimate of the savings in police and tax resources and put that money on the table for continued negotiations, with the kids back in school now. Oh and absolutly inhale some sacred magical vapours to help the process.

      unanimous

      Sep 11, 2014 at 6:10pm

      Micheal your useless 2 bits are ignorant how many medicinal uses come from cocaine next to none. Before you write something know both sides.

      Kyle

      Sep 11, 2014 at 7:09pm

      This is brilliant. The herb helps open the mind, maybe this will help? We all know Christy used to love her weed...

      I don't like how this article refers to the Sensible BC campaign as "unsuccessful". It was a huge success in terms of raising awareness of a social issue, and our next campaign will be that much more powerful!

      The LAW

      Sep 11, 2014 at 7:12pm

      Mr.Larsen just committed a federal offense. Throw his no good ass in jail .

      Ryan Elson

      Sep 11, 2014 at 7:19pm

      Dana Larson, you probably should have blurred out the tracking number, lol. Now it'll probably just get seized by the cops. Though I don't see it in Canada post's tracking system yet.

      PG291882780CA

      Kevin Statham

      Sep 11, 2014 at 7:48pm

      Holy Crap! The education system, and the english department in particular have failed you Michael...If I was left with your ability to use the english language, I would be pissed off too. It should be "if you're sending weed..." & "...it's all about choices."
      Perhaps you could go to one of Christy's private schools and retake some english courses. Read it before you press send.
      If you can't afford one of Christy's private schools, perhaps this link will help.
      http://www.elearnenglishlanguage.com/blog/english-mistakes/your-vs-youre/