Category: Law Reform

All about prohibition (including arrest statistics) and alternative policy options such as members-only clubs, cannabis coffeeshops and cafes, grow local schemes and instant fines, and how you can help change the law.

Medical Cannabis Laws Have No Discernable Adverse Impact On Adolescents’ Pot Use

by Paul Armentano, US NORML Deputy Director The enactment of state laws allowing for the limited legal use of cannabis by qualified patients has little to no causal effect on… Read more »

Canada’s Liberal Party votes to legalise

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Canada’s Liberal Party, the country’s oldest registered political party, has overwhelmingly adopted a policy of supporting the regulation and taxation of cannabis commerce, something New Zealand’s conservative government should also… Read more »

Ban on Low Risk Drugs should be Temporary, says NORML

Drug law reform organisation NORML says the government’s temporary ban on synthetic cannabis provides time for proper consideration of the Law Commission’s report issued in May. “Low risk drugs like… Read more »