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  • 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 + […]

  • Cannabis legalisation in US shows opportunity for NZ tourism

    posted on the November 18th, 2012 by norml

    Monday, 12 November 2012, 1:25 pm Press Release: NORML Norml New Zealand welcomes the legalisation of cannabis in the US states of Colorado and Washington and call for a similar law change here. Norml vice-president Abe Gray said many people choose to visit and immigrate to New Zealand especially because of the laid back kiwi […]

  • J Day Sat 5th May 2012

    posted on the May 1st, 2012 by norml

    Saturday 5th May 2012 is the 20th Annual J Day! UPDATE 7 MAY: Thanks to everyone who came or who helped make it happen. Photos on Facebook! Come along and show your support. J Day is free, runs from High Noon to after 4:20, and is intended for adults only (R18). Bring a banner, your […]

  • NORML’s Annual Conference – new Board elected

    posted on the January 23rd, 2012 by norml

    This year’s theme was “It’s a health issue, not a crime”, and featured a presentation from drug counselor Roger Brooking (watch it on vimeo here). AGM of NORML New Zealand Inc. Held at Tapu Te Ranga marae, Island Bay, Wellington, on Sat 11 Feb 2012, 4pm – 6pm. President’s report from Phil Saxby accepted. Treasurer’s […]

  • NORML presents J Day, Sat 7 May 2011

    posted on the March 14th, 2011 by norml

    Free events (R18) are happening on Saturday 7 May 2011 at:   Auckland – Albert Park Hamilton – Lake stage Tauranga – Yatton Park Hastings – Library steps New Plymouth – Puke Ariki landing Wellington – Frank Kitts Christchurch – New Brighton (by pier) Dunedin – The Octagon Invercargill – venue T.B.C.   All events […]