Cannabis Referendum Bill deserves your Yes vote. Here’s what it does and how we can make it even better.
The NZ Government has released their draft Bill for the cannabis referendum. There is plenty to like about it. Here is what makes the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill more…
Cannabis referendum draft law welcomed, but a missed opportunity to put people before profits, says NORML
Cannabis reform organisation NORML has welcomed the release today of more details about the cannabis referendum and a draft bill, but says the Government has missed a huge opportunity to…
CHOISE model is designed to win the cannabis referendum.
Now there is a model designed to win the referendum. It’s called CHOISE, and it puts opportunity, investment and social equity centre-stage. CHOISE is a version of cannabis legalisation where…
NZ Drug Foundation releases cannabis model for the 2020 referendum
Download Taking control of cannabis: A model for responsible regulation
Cannabis Policy Experts To Speak At Public Lectures
Massey University is hosting a series of public lectures on cannabis policy reform in the lead-up to the national referendum cannabis law planned for next year’s general election.
Don’t panic! The only cannabis poll that counts is the Referendum itself
It's easy to get caught up in a roller coaster of elation and despair, writes NORML president Chris Fowlie, but we need to focus on the only poll that counts:…
Consultation on the medicinal cannabis scheme: NORML’s advice for patients
The government is working on setting up New Zealand’s medicinal cannabis framework. Now is the final moment for all of us to have a say in what that will look…
Science will save cannabis referendum from Reefer Madness
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has asked the Chief Science Advisor to gather a panel of experts and run an information campaign, to finally dispel the cannabis misinformation spread by the…
Medical cannabis scheme public consultation open now until 7 August
Public consultation on the medical cannabis scheme is OPEN NOW UNTIL 7 AUGUST: https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/medicinal-cannabis-scheme-consultation
A smart approach to the cannabis referendum, and medicinal cannabis
Controversy over edibles shows a smart approach is needed for the cannabis referendum and for medicinal cannabis
New Zealand Medicinal Cannabis Use Research Survey 2019
The first NZ medicinal cannabis patient research survey was launched on J-Day this year, drawing immediate attention with over 1300 people accessing it in the first two weeks. The survey,…
NORML’s submission to NZTA on drug impaired driver testing
The Government is considering making changes to New Zealand’s drug driver testing and enforcement regime. Read NORML's submission to NZTA's discussion document here.
Fact-checking the anti-cannabis reports cited by Bob McCroskie and Family First
Turns out the sources cited by legalisation opponents in New Zealand are the same as anti-cannabis campaigners in the USA - and lack credibility.
Polls show how to win the cannabis referendum: social equity, social enterprise and social clubs
According to two polls this week, the cannabis referendum is in serious trouble. But they also provide clues for how to win. A model based on social equity, social enterprises…
Recreational cannabis law changes – Expert Q&A – Science Media Centre
A promised referendum on recreational cannabis next year has raised questions on what a legal, regulated cannabis market might look like. The SMC asked experts to discuss how potential legislative…
Latest Science Debunks Claim That Cannabis Significantly Harms Brain
Claims that cannabis use is associated with lower cognitive functioning are largely based upon the findings of a single longitudinal study. The “true effect [of cannabis exposure] could be zero.”
Cannabis reform group welcomes referendum details
New Zealand's oldest cannabis reform group has welcomed details of the Government's cannabis referendum, but cautioned the devil is in the details.
NORML’s Submission on the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill
NORML New Zealand Inc supports the intention of this Bill, especially the provision mandating police discretion and directing a health-based approach. Our main concern is about granting a wide power…
J Day 2019 “May the 4th be with you”
This year, 2019, J Day is on "Star Wars Day", May the Forth (get it?). NORML and friends are organising free events around New Zealand.
How Patients Could Access Medicinal Cannabis by Christmas
These ten fixes can all be done this year though regulations or updates to policy, with no law change needed. I want New Zealand to be a world leader in…