NORML stall

J Day is the first Saturday in May



J Day is a worldwide protest against prohibition and a celebration of Kiwi cannabis culture, held on the first Saturday in May every year.

NORML and our cannabis law reform friends organise free events nationwide to mark the occasion. These usually take the form of music, speeches and stalls in a park or suitable location. J Day is where you can meet like minded people, relax without fear, learn how you can help make cannabis legal, join NORML and meet us too!

2017 New Zealand J Day nationwide locations:

WHANGAREI    William Fraser Park
AUCKLAND    Albert Park
TAUPO    The Black Shed
NELSON    Trafalgar Steps – TBC
CHRISTCHURCH    Latimer Square
DUNEDIN    The Octagon

The 26th Annual national day of action supporting cannabis law reform, including safe legal access to medicinal cannabis.

All events R18 | Free | High Noon to 4:20pm

For more information including the latest news, see:


How you can help:

  • Spread the word – online and in real life
  • Roll up and bring your buddies – don’t forget and bring a crew
  • Be responsible and dress to impress – don’t give the haters and reason to hate us
  • Donate to NORML – J Day costs us $1000’s to put on, we need your donations to keep doing this
  • Join NORML – we need more helpers and activists, urgently!
  • Help put up posters or distribute our J Day fliers
  • Volunteer to help on the day – at the information booth, helping set up, tidying afterwards, crowd marshalls… contact your local J Day organiser to see what they need help with
  • Bring a sign or banner or wear your favourite cannabis/hemp t shirt
  • Support our supporters – buy something from the stalls, choose to shop at our sponsors

Contact us

Previous years:

2016 marked 40 years of enforcing the Misuse of Drugs Act (took effect 1976), 25 years of J-Day (NORML founded J Day in 1992), and 20 years of the ALCP (founded 1996)!


jday 2002 poster black


jday 2000 A3 poster 2colour