Public polling has repeatedly shown that 3-in-4 British Columbians support a public inquiry into the multi-layered crisis.
Legalizing recreational cannabis was supposed to end organized crime’s control over the cannabis industry. But without a public registry of beneficial owners and publicly operated stores, we have no way of knowing what’s happening.
“The idea that municipalities can opt out is a bad joke. Those cities and towns that opt out will be wide open to gang activity - it makes no sense.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas
"Private sales of recreational cannabis would be a bonanza for organized crime. They could legitimately get licences to distribute cannabis – and get very wealthy doing it." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President