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  • Marijuana campaign calls for better ways to measure cannabis impairment

    posted on the November 1st, 2013 by norml

    Current forms of drug testing do not measure impairment and better ways are needed, says NORML, New Zealand’s longest-running marijuana campaign group. There have been demands for compulsory random drug testing of tourism operators in the wake of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) inquiry into the January 2012 Carterton ballooning tragedy. “NORML has consistently promoted […]

  • The Truth About Zinc and Drug Tests

    posted on the September 30th, 2013 by norml

    The internet is teeming with claims regarding the use of zinc supplements as a strategy for thwarting drug tests. But is there any hard science to support these anecdotes? The answer is “yes” — and “no.” Check out our latest article on zinc supplements, in NORML’s Guide to Drug Testing https://norml.org.nz/rights/guide-to-drug-testing/the-truth-about-zinc-and-drug-tests/

  • 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 […]

  • NORML call on 2500 to take Court action

    posted on the July 18th, 2012 by norml

    NORML New Zealand is calling on all 2500 people charged for cannabis in Operation National to enter Not Guilty or No Plea at every court appearance to clog the court system. NORML vice-president Abe Gray said that if the 2500 people refused to plead guilty, cannabis prohibition would become unworkable immediately. “By pleading Not Guilty […]

  • NORML to hotbox UK Parliament

    posted on the July 17th, 2012 by norml

    Medicinal marijuana users from the Netherlands are planning to hold a smoking protest outside the Houses of Parliament as part of a new campaign to push for the decriminalisation of cannabis in the UK. The publicity stunt is the brainchild of Norml, a US-based campaign group which has opened its first British chapter. Founded more […]

  • NZ’s 540,000 marijuana users “too many to arrest”

    posted on the January 18th, 2012 by norml

    A new Horizon Poll has found New Zealand has 540,000 marijuana users including over 70,000 who use it every day. NORML says this is more evidence in support of it’s campaign theme of “too many smokers to arrest”. “New Zealand has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world, and despite decades […]

  • Drug driving campaign may backfire

    posted on the January 13th, 2012 by norml

    NORML supports efforts to reduce impairment on the roads, and our own “Principles of Responsible Cannabis Use” invoke a no-driving clause. However, like with alcohol it is important to distinguish between use and impairment. Furthermore, efforts to reduce the use of drugs may actually backfire by encouraging more use of alcohol, a far more dangerous […]