British Columbia Marijuana PartyBritish Columbia Marijuana Party Active Provincial Party Founded 2000 Leader Marc EmeryPresident Marc EmeryHeadquarters 307 - Hastings St W.
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6B 1H6 Political ideology Legalization of marijuanaInternational alignment None Colours Tan, greenWebsite http://www.bcmarijuanaparty.ca/
The BCMP was formed following the 2000 federal election. Marc Emery, the founder and current president of the party, formed the party the day after the 2000 vote. The BCMP made provincial history during the 2001 provincial election that came six months later, by being the only party to ever field candidates in all of the province's ridings during their first election campaign.
The Marijuana Party was excluded from the televised leaders' debate, even though they were running more candidates than either the Green Party or the Unity Party, both of which were included. BC Marijuana Party members protested during the televised debate.
In 2001, the party won 51,206 votes, 3.22% of the popular vote.
The party's current leader is Emery, who also remains as president and chief organizer, despite currently facing extradition to the United States for selling marijuana seeds from Canada by mail-order.
In the 2005 election, the party fielded 44 candidates, who won a total of 11,519 votes, or 0.64% of the province-wide total.
- ^ Marijuana Party makes BC History.
- ^ Marijuana Party Readies For BC Election.
- ^ Smoking Mad.
- ^ No Extradition for the BC3!.
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- POT-TV - A website owned by Marc Emery which promotes marijuana culture and legalization
- Cannabis Culture Magazine, edited and published by Marc Emery
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