Local politicians in British Columbia have passed resolutions asking the province to provide more funding and regulation for the drug decriminalization pilot program. The resolutions include expanding possession and use prohibitions to parks and sports fields. Delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention voted to request immediate funding for addiction support services and an increase in funding for training new officers. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry spoke at the convention, urging patience with the program and emphasizing that more arrests won’t address addiction issues. The debate around expanding prohibitions to areas where children gather was contentious, with some delegates opposing it.