A Youth Center in my town is facing financial troubles and will have to shut down. We are working hard to make sure that this is only temporary, but unless we can get funding or grants it may be permanent.
There does not seem to be any funding set aside at the provincial level for this kind of resource. I can guarantee that the YRC has been utterly invaluable to the Youth of this community of Powell River.
Marijuana is a multi-billion dollar industry in BC
Taxation of this crop could provide a major revenue boost for the provincial government
Crime such as violence associated with grow-ops could be greatly reduced
Public safety has to take priority over antequated, unenforceable drug law