Coalition of experts concerned about the links between cannabis prohibition in BC and the growth of organized crime and related violence. Stop the Violence BC
, a coalition of academics, past and present members of law enforcement, and the general public, is calling for a strict public health approach to cannabis regulation. Reports published by Stop the Violence BC have show that efforts to prohibit cannabis have not worked, and through an examination of the government’s own data
STVBC demonstrated that marijuana prohibition has failed to meet its stated objectives of reducing the drug's availability and has instead contributed to a range of organized crime concerns.