Don’t worry striking teachers, Christy Clark’s pot is (actually) in the mail

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      Yesterday (September 11), one of Canada’s lead advocates for marijuana reform floated a novel idea for ending B.C.’s teachers strike.

      "I sent the Premier some cannabis buds for two reasons," Dana Larsen said quoted 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.”

      Given that talks between the province and teachers have remained stalled for months and now seem to have hit a total impasse, Larsen’s suggestion isn’t just a fresh idea, it’s just about the only proposal out there.

      But was he serious about it?

      Despite Larsen posting a photograph of a bag of pot going into an envelope marked with Premier Christy Clark’s address at the legislature, it still all sounded like a bit of a joke.

      Turns out the Sensible B.C. campaign director doesn’t kid around when it comes to marijuana reform.

      Intentionally or by accident, Larsen missed blocking out his bud’s Canada Post tracking number before he posted that photograph to Twitter.

      It’s PG291882780CA.

      That means anybody can go to, drop in that number, and watch Larsen’s purple kush travel to Victoria.

      On the morning of September 12, the weed was (actually) in the mail, passing through Richmond at the time of writing. (Update 1: As of 9: 55 a.m., Larsen's parcel of pot was in Victoria and "out for delivery".)

      Don’t worry parents, herb is on the way.

      "I sent Premier @christyclarkbc cannabis in the mail today. To remind her that legal pot means $200million/year for BC," reads a message posted on Twitter by Dana Larsen alongside the photograph above.
      Dana Larsen

      Update 2: According to Canada Post, Christy Clark's bag of marijuana has been delivered. Did someone at the B.C. premier's office just signed for a bag of purple kush?



      Susan McInnes

      Sep 12, 2014 at 9:35am

      Oh if only this would work. MAKE IT LEGAL

      Downward Spiral

      Sep 12, 2014 at 10:20am

      Too bad she'll just toss it the trash. Such a waste.

      Any government that wouldn't take an easy forty million dollars from Telus to put there name on a stadium with a new $700,000,000 leaking roof obviously can't think their way out of a paper bag.

      If they need cash, they'll just borrow it from the banks and dump the interest payments and the principle on your grandchildren.

      Jean-Michel Oblette

      Sep 14, 2014 at 7:55pm

      I'm not a user but I applaud the idea. Anything that can get that woman to chill is worth trying! And quite honestly I'd rather see more plant farms in BC than a stinky pipeline.

      If she was "normal" when she gave that conference about the teachers' "unlimited massage", can't wait to hear what she sounds like stoned!