On Thursday, March 22, full-page ads in the Vancouver Sun and
Province newspapers will announce the Saturday, March 24 grand
opening of the BC Marijuana Party Bookshop, Headquarters and POT-TV
Media Centre, at 307 West Hastings. This is the same location as the
once great Hemp BC Superstore.

All of the BC Marijuana Party candidates will be in attendance for
this party convention and media conference, including Party Leader
Brian Taylor, past Mayor of Grand Forks.

With over 55 candidates already confirmed, the BC Marijuana Party is
on track to run a complete slate in the upcoming provincial election.

The party convention begins at 10am until 1pm.There will be a press
conference at 1pm for media to meet the candidates and witness the
historic grand opening of the BC Marijuana Party Headquarters,
Bookshop and POT-TV Media Centre.

The new party headquarters will sell marijuana related books, bongs,
rolling papers, vaporizers, Personal Grow Units, hemp clothing, plus
BC Marijuana Party t-shirts, stickers, buttons, ashtrays, roach
clips, Cannabis Culture magazine, and much more.

The location will also become home to the POT-TV studios, with the
public able to watch the daily 4:20 Marijuana News and other features
being filmed and produced in the back of the facility. Store patrons
are invited to share their views at the VOX POT corner, and see
themselves speaking to the world on POT-TV.

BC Marijuana Party Bookshop: 682-1172

BC Marijuana Party Headquarters: 684-7076 - info@bcmarijuanaparty.ca
- http://www.bcmarijuanaparty.ca

POT-TV Internetwork: 682-0039 - info@pot-tv.net - http://www.pot-tv.net

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* This is part of what will appear in the full-page ad in the March
22 Sun and Province:

MARIJUANA AS A SYMBOL

We are called the BC Marijuana Party because we see marijuana as a
symbol for the many ways in which our governments fail to serve us,
and for some of the new solutions to the problems which we currently
face.

Marijuana prohibition is a symbol for government excess. The Canadian
and BC governments spend hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars
each year in their unpopular and futile quest against cannabis. In a
real democracy the war on pot would have ended long ago.

Marijuana legalization is a symbol for the environmental solutions
made possible by cannabis hemp, and for other renewable sources of
fuel and fibre which need to be explored and developed for our future.

Marijuana prohibition is a symbol for all medicinal herbs and
alternative therapies which are being banned and restricted by the
government. If we allow marijuana to be prohibited, then how can we
expect easy access to other medicinal herbs?

Marijuana legalization is a symbol for better policing. BC cops
should direct their precious resources against real crime, not
targeting pot use and other private behaviours.

Marijuana prohibition is a symbol for the entire war on drugs. It is
the drug war itself which creates crime, prostitution, violence and
police corruption. Legalizing marijuana is the first step to a sane
drug policy and a safer, more peaceful society.

Marijuana legalization is a symbol of prosperity for all British
Columbians. Marijuana is one of BC's strongest economic engines.
Legalized marijuana would create many jobs, generate billions in tax
revenues, and allow BC to cash in on the expanding global market for
medicinal and industrial cannabis products.

Marijuana prohibition is a symbol for the undue influence that the US
has over Canadian laws and policies. BC does not want the US drug
war, nor do we want their nuclear weapons in our waters. Unless we
are willing to speak out now, we will be forced to accept both, and
more.

This election, vote for better laws, better police, more democracy
and new solutions. Vote BC MARIJUANA PARTY!
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By Dana Larsen