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  • Health Select Committee inquiry into Rose Renton’s medicinal cannabis petition

    posted on the October 27th, 2016 by Chris

    Rose Renton’s medicinal cannabis petition has been referred to Parliament’s Health Select Committee.  By Chris Fowlie (NORML NZ) and Rosie Baird (GreenCross NZ) The petition was presented by Labour MP Damien O’Connor on 12 October. The Health Select Committee will hold an inquiry into the issues raised. One of the most important things that you can […]

  • Suits for Stoners

    posted on the October 10th, 2016 by Chris

    With NORML’s new PledgeMe campaign, Suits for Stoners, you can donate a suit to a poorly attired cannabis activist and see them magically transformed from ignored and belittled nutbar to serious, esteemed lobbyist. That’s all it takes! Go to Suits for Stoners on PlegeMe.co.nz now! Cannabis law reform is sooo hot right now. But some […]

  • NORML AGM Sat 19 November 2016

    posted on the October 1st, 2016 by Chris

    The Annual General Meeting of NORML New Zealand Inc (1980) will be held from 11am-1pm on Saturday 19 November 2016, at The Hempstore, 253 Karangahape Road, Auckland. [map] The agenda reflects NORML’s evolving role to be an “enabler” of cannabis law reform. We don’t aim to do everything ourselves. We help others do the good work […]

  • Local body elections: NORML’s recommendations

    posted on the September 30th, 2016 by Chris

    Opinion polls now show solid majorities supporting cannabis law reform, both for medicinal and adult use. Voters can make their views known at local body elections by asking questions and voting for candidates who support changing the current approach. So who should you support? Auckland Mayoral candidate Adam Holland is not associated with NORML or […]

  • NORML presents J Day: Nationwide cannabis protests this Saturday 7th May 2016

    posted on the May 4th, 2016 by norml

    The 25th Annual J Day is on Saturday 7th May, nationwide. J Day is held on the first Saturday in May, in over 200 cities around the world, until the War on Drugs is over. This year’s theme is: “Stop the war, start the healing”.  “J Day is a global protest against pot prohibition and […]

  • It’s 420 Day: NORML presents the Medical Cannabis rally and march this Saturday 23rd April, and J Day on Saturday 7th May 2016.

    posted on the April 20th, 2016 by norml

    April 20 is known as “420 Day” in the cannabis community. It is a day to celebrate the plant, including its medicinal and sacramental properties, and raise awareness of calls for law reform. All around the world, including here in New Zealand, there will be random acts of civil disobedience at 4:20pm. NORML New Zealand […]

  • The Medical Cannabis March – Sat 23rd April 2016 – Aotea Sq Auckland

    posted on the April 14th, 2016 by norml

    Make medical cannabis legal now! Join us at this rally and protest march, calling for safe legal access to affordable, quality medicinal cannabis. A health issue should not be a crime. Make it legal now! The Medical Cannabis March Facebook page Three reasons to join us on The Medical March, Sat 23rd April: 1. New […]

  • NORML presents the 25th Annual J Day – Sat 7 May 2016 – everywhere

    posted on the March 16th, 2016 by Chris

    J Day is an international celebration of cannabis culture and protest against pot prohibition. It’s the original “protestival”, now in our 25th year! This year, 2016, also marks 40 years of enforcing the Misuse of Drugs Act (took effect 1976), 25 years of J-Day (we began in 1992), and 20 years of the ALCP (founded […]

  • Grow pot? Please do this anonymous survey

    posted on the December 15th, 2015 by Chris

    Courts, police, prosecutors, the media and the general public often have highly unrealistic views of cannabis growers, their motives, how much they produce, and how it is sold. This often means cannabis growers are charged (and convicted) for excessive amounts and inflated values. Now you can help. If you have ever grown cannabis in New […]

  • AGM – Sat 12 Dec 2015

    posted on the December 3rd, 2015 by Chris

    Notice of Annual General Meeting of NORML New Zealand Inc. Venue: NORML office, at The Hempstore, 253 Karangahape Road Date: Saturday 12 December, 2015 Time: 11am-1pm Agenda: approving previous minutes, treasurer’s report, election of executive officers, matters arising, further discussion as time permits. Open to all members. If you wish to contribute but cannot attend […]

  • Druglawed 2 is in production: support it with Kickstarter

    posted on the November 9th, 2015 by norml

    NORML New Zealand was proud to be a part of the Druglawed documentary project and excited to help support the production of Druglawed 2. Druglawed 1 featured interviews with a who’s-who of NZ cannabis law reform, including NORML board members Chris Fowlie, Phil Saxby, Dakta Green and Geoff Noller. Now, with the help of The […]

  • NORML presents J Day, nationwide events on Sat 2 May 2015

    posted on the April 1st, 2015 by norml

    Come to J Day, an international day celebrating our cannabis culture and a protest against the failed War on Drugs. All events are free, starting at High Noon and run to 4:20pm or so. Auckland – Albert Park. Features music and speakers, on the mighty JAFA Mafia sound system, plus market stalls and information booths. […]

  • Petition to Decriminalise Medicinal Cannabis

    posted on the February 11th, 2015 by norml

    “Decriminalise the use of medicinal cannabis in its raw form.” Click here to sign this petition at Avaaz.org New Zealand patients need safe legal access to medicinal cannabis Find out more about medicinal cannabis Download or read NORML’s leaflet about Medical Cannabis [PDF] Why this is important The use of cannabis for medical purposes, is […]

  • 2014 Law Reform Conference and NORML AGM – Sat 14 June in Wellington

    posted on the May 8th, 2014 by Chris

    NORML NZ Conference and AGM Saturday 14 June 2014, 9:30am to 5pm Hotel Mercure, 345 The Terrace, Wellington. Join us for our annual cannabis law reform conference – with cannabis reforms in Colorado, Washington and Uruguay, as well as review of the UN drug treaties, and NZ’s ongoing debate about regulating synthetic cannabis substitutes (and […]

  • NORML’s Position on ‘legal highs’ & the Psychoactive Substances Act

    posted on the March 26th, 2014 by Chris

    NORML supports the intention of the Psychoactive Substances Act It should be widened to cover all low-risk drugs including cannabis Legalising and regulating cannabis is the most effective way of closing down the market for synthetic cannabis The idea of legalising and regulating low risk drugs instead of trying to ban them is one that […]

  • NORML presents J Day, nationwide protests on Sat 3 May, 2014

    posted on the March 26th, 2014 by Chris

    J Day is an international celebration of cannabis culture and protest against prohibition, with free events all over New Zealand. NORML first organised J Day in 1992, it is now held in over 200 cities around the world on the first Saturday in May every year. All events start at High Noon, so don’t be […]

  • NORML conference, AGM and SGM

    posted on the March 10th, 2014 by norml

    NORML’s 2014 annual conference is now being organised for May in Wellington. It’s an exciting time for cannabis law reform because of: International developments including legalisation in Uruguay, Colorado and Washington; High level reviews of the UN drug control treaties from this month through to 2016; New Zealand’s National Drug Policy is also being reviewed, […]

  • Cannabis and Health International Symposium in Auckland, 27-29 Nov 2013

    posted on the November 23rd, 2013 by Chris

    NORML is proud to support Through the Maze: Cannabis and Health International Drug Policy Symposium This 3-day conference will bring together some of the best minds about cannabis and health from around the world in Auckland, New Zealand 27-29 November 2013. NORML is sponsoring the event and will be there networking, lobbying as well as […]

  • Prof. David Nutt’s NZ speaking tour – Dec 2013

    posted on the November 16th, 2013 by Chris

    Professor David Nutt chaired the UK government advisory committee on drug policy until he was fired for “speaking truth to power”, for which he has been awarded the 2013 John Maddox Award for Standing up for Science. Prof Nutt is now the chair of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs. He will be speaking in […]

  • NORML presents the 21st Annual J Day – Sat 4 May, 2013

    posted on the March 12th, 2013 by norml

    For the 21st year NORML presents J Day: Saturday May 4th, 2013, from high noon. Auckland – Albert Park (in association with Jafa Mafia and The Hempstore) Stage timetable: 11am WrongWay Ray 11.30 J Red 12. Rich Gilbert 12.30 Lowe 1 13.00 Azbo 13.30 Kola (Drunk Elelephant) 14.00 Fj (Jugglin Crew) 14.30 DJ Exile + […]