Locals, Activists Endorse Mary Jean Dunsdon For Vancouver City Council
CANNABIS CULTURE – Jodie mineral is among those endorsing female parent Jean “Watermelon” Dunsdonfor a seat on Vancouver’s council prior the October fourteen by-election.
“Watermelon has been a long-time advocate for cannabis, personal freedom and a lot of social problems, and was one among the primary cannabis activists I encountered once I began my very own policy journey in 2004,” says mineral.
“She’s a passionate, intelligent, inspiring person with years of business experience and true love for the community – that’s why I endorse Mary Jean Dunsdon “Watermelon” for Vancouver City Council! She’s the perfect candidate to bring a fresh voice to City Hall, and I hope our cannabis community will rally together to help her win a seat on Saturday!”
Dunsdon may be a small-business owner, cannabis advocate, and one among 9 people running for a seat on council during this by-election.
“She’s an excellent candidate and I’ve been honored to be her campaign container on this,” says wise Vancouver president Dana Larsen. “I like that she’s talking about things that other candidates aren’t – and that includes cannabis dispensaries.”
In addition to supporting an increase in harm-reduction programs, an overhaul to the city’s current dispensary regulations, and an end to the vaping ban, Dunsdon works with the Vancouver Overdose Prevention Society, an organization which provides free cannabis to individuals as an option to opiates.
In an October 4 article, Sarah Blyth disclosed to Cannabis Culture that she is underwriting Dunsdon, “in light of the fact that she comprehends that the root issue here is restriction and the war on drugs. She will battle for the privileges of medication clients. She’s not going to give the administration or the framework a chance to prevent her from making the best choice.”
“Mary Jean would be a great councilor with her insight into Vancouver’s business issues and the issues of minimized individuals in Vancouver,” says Neil Magnuson of Vancouver’s Cannabis Substitution Project.
Nearby attorney Kirk Tousaw has likewise tweeted his help for the long-lasting group extremist.
Dunsdon is likewise a supporter for more access to transportation – including a free open travel framework, an expansion in the quantity of taxi licenses, and topple of Vancouver’s restriction on riding sharing. Dunsdon might likewise want to see changes in Vancouver’s present lodging circumstance, supporting an expansion in broad daylight lodging, leaseholders’ rights, and a conclusion to vagrancy.
As Advanced Polls Open, Heroes of drug Crisis Endorse female parent Jean Dunsdon for council
CANNABIS CULTURE – these days the crusade to decide on female parent Jean Dunsdon declared that she has gotten solid supports from 2 distinguished legends in Vancouver’s drug emergency.
Sarah Blyth is a prime supporter of the Overdose Prevention Society, and has helped spare several lives in the Downtown Eastside She has gotten numerous honors for her forefront take a shot at the overdose emergency, including a group authority grant from St Paul’s healing facility, and as of late the B.C. Common Liberties Association (BCCLA) Jennifer Prosser Wade Award for Courage.
“I am supporting Mary Jean Dunsdon for Vancouver City Council,” said Blyth, “in light of the fact that she comprehends that the root issue here is forbiddance and the war on drugs. She will battle for the privileges of medication clients. She’s not going to give the organization or the framework a chance to prevent her from making the best choice.”
Tina Shaw works in overdose reaction at the Maple Overdose-Prevention Site, situated in a rear way close Main and East. She additionally as of late played the principle character in a play called “Unlawful: Stories from a mischief lessening development.”
“I live and breathe the opioid emergency day by day,” said Tina. “There are a lot of individuals here who have had nobody to vote in favor of in light of the fact that there has been nobody battling for them. I’m advising individuals to vote in favor of Mary Jean. She thinks about individuals, and I know she will have a genuine effect for us at City Hall.”
“I am lowered by the help of these mind blowing ladies,” said Dunsdon. “They are both genuine legends who are doing awesome work in such a urgent circumstance. Regardless of whether I win this decision, I will keep on pushing for sensible medication laws and a conclusion to the medication war.”
“Vancouver can accomplish more to avoid overdose passings,” said Dunsdon. “As a city councilor I will ensure the city executes a free administration to test all road drugs, for fentanyl or whatever else. At the present time there is just constrained testing for fentanyl accessible, and just at a couple of areas. The city needs to put resources into better tests and make them considerably more generally accessible.”
“I additionally have confidence in making cannabis accessible to sedative clients, as a more secure option,” said Dunsdon. “I have been assisting with the Cannabis Substitution Project, which conveys free cannabis items to sedative clients through the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU). I’ve seen ordinarily how cannabis can enhance lives and enable sedative clients to get perfect. The city needs to perceive that cannabis get to is a piece of the answer for the opioid emergency.”
This declaration comes as cutting edge surveys for the by-race open in Vancouver. City occupant who wish to vote before decision day (October fourteenth) can cast their tickets today (Oct fourth) and Tuesday October tenth between 8 a.m. also, 8 p.m. at City Hall.