The federal New Democrats have lost a candidate over a very public love of cannabis.
The NDP has confirmed that Dana Larsen submitted his resignation to the party’s provincial campaign manager.
Party spokesman Brad Lavigne said information came to light about “activities that were not in keeping with the policies and direction” of the party.
The NDP declined to elaborate on what those activities were, but allegations have arisen that Larsen, who had been running in West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast, is a member of the Vancouver Seed Bank. It sells seeds for coca plants along with seeds for marijuana and poppy plants.
Larsen was a candidate for the federal Marijuana Party in 2000 and a founding member of the B.C. Marijuana Party.
I am surprised on 2 counts…
One is that the NDP had a candidate from the Marijuana Party and then information “came to light”, and second is that it would matter here in BC. He was the the former editor of Cannabis Culture magazine.
His Myspace page is also very obvious.
Founder of Simon Fraser University’s League for Ethical Action on Drugs (1989-1993)
Founding editor of “The Hype” newsletter for IV drug users (1990-1994)
Founding Editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine (1993-2004)
Author of the Pot Puzzle Fun Book (2000)
Host of the Weedy Wednesday Smokefest on Pot-TV (1999-2002)
Publisher of Cannabis Kultur, the German edition of Cannabis Culture (2001-2003)
Canadian Marijuana Party Candidate, West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast (2000)
Founding member of BC Marijuana Party, and Candidate (2001)
Interim Leader of the BC Marijuana Party (2002)
Executive member of Sunshine Coast - Powell River NDP Constituency Association (2004-present)
Founder of eNDProhibition, the anti-prohibition wing of Canada’s NDP (2005)
Author of HAIRY POTHEAD AND THE MARIJUANA STONE (2007)
New Democratic Party candidate for ‘West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast”.
Didn’t think this would be an issue. It’s easier to buy pot in Vancouver than beer.
Apparently it is.
Check this out though - there’s more to the story…