A cannabis plant in every yard?
That could be the slogan for Dana Larsen’s Overgrow Canada pot-seed campaign.
The marijuana advocate led a project this year to give away 5 million cannabis seeds this year; last year he and his colleagues gave away 2.5 million.
“We’re encouraging people to plant them openly,” he said Sunday. “The goal is to normalize cannabis growing.”z
One of his contacts spotted a pair of cannabis plants growing in the flower beds around Vancouver city hall. That was a great thing to see, he said.
“I want to be in a country where growing a plant in your front is a common thing,” he said.
Cannabis plants growing wild aren’t any more dangerous than other plants he pointed out.
“I look at my yard, there’s morning glory taking over — it’s actually hallucinogenic,” he said. “So don’t feel there’s any concern about that. There’s no harm being near a cannabis plant.”
“Munching on a cannabis bud, nothing’s going to happen at all. It’s not actually nice to chew on, it’s not like a bright red berry that grows everywhere and is toxic to kids.”