Unclear if charges pendingSupporters chanted "Shame! Shame!" and Larsen invited others to come forward and ask to be arrested, though an officer told him: "We're not going to arrest anyone else." Police issued a news release Wednesday night confirming that a man who had been distributing marijuana seeds at the rally had been arrested and charges were pending.
About that legalization processPrime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to legalize marijuana but has recently said the process may be more difficult than expected, and he is wanting to consult with the provinces before taking any action. Larsen led B.C.’s unsuccessful bid at a marijuana referendum and has run a medicinal cannabis dispensary for seven years. He served 10 years as editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine was a founding member of the B.C. Marijuana Party and the Canadian Marijuana Party. In 2011, he ran for the leadership of the provincial NDP in B.C. On the website for his "Overgrow Canada" campaign, he calls on "all freedom-loving Canadians to grow a cannabis victory garden this spring!" and promised to mail pot seeds to anyone willing to pay the $2.50 shipping cost. "You must pledge to grow these seeds openly and freely, preferably on your own property," he said on the website. "I hope to see cannabis growing in front lawns, back yards, patios and windowsills all across Canada."
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