Election time always brings up both negative and positive feelings (and reflexes lol). It's exciting to think and plan for the future, to hear the campaigns and meet the candidates and talk to them about what their plans are should they get a seat in the house. It's also a time of fear, anger and resentment. Friends and family clash over ideologies and the temperaments can be far reaching.
I was speaking with Tara Howse of the Green Party who is running for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding about the plight of the small cannabis farmer, and with timely surprise the bi-weekly question from the Osoyoos Times had everything to do about cannabis legislation. This article shows the responses from our local candidates briefly going into their thoughts and opinions on the matter, please have a read and see whose ideas you align with regarding this industry.
It's important for us all to be involved in the electoral process, even if you are disappointed in the end we are fortunate to live in a democratic country and we all have the right and responsibility to get involved. Please reach out to the candidates in your area, even (especially) those that you may not necessarily align with. It gives them a chance to hear your needs, and it gives you a chance to make the best voting decision for you, your family, and your community. Just please, be respectful and polite.
To read the Osoyoos Times article, please click here.