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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 […]

  • 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 + […]

  • 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 raffle sends lucky winner to Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam!

    posted on the June 30th, 2011 by Chris

    Thanks to all who have supported NORML’s fundraising raffle. It was drawn on 17 June 2011 under Police supervision. Congratulations to the winners! 1st Prize – a trip to Amsterdam with judge’s pass to the Cannabis Cup and spending money to total value of $3500 – ticket 1769 2nd & 3rd Prizes – Vaporite Vaporiser […]

  • J Day Saturday 7 May: thousands gather across NZ to support Law Rpt

    posted on the May 5th, 2011 by Chris

    On Saturday 7 May drug law reform organisation NORML presented J Day, the annual celebration of our cannabis culture and protest against pot prohibition. “Thousands of people gathered at J Day events all over New Zealand to show their support for the Law Commission’s modest proposals to reform our outdated drug laws,” says NORML’s acting […]

  • New leadership for cannabis law reform campaign

    posted on the November 25th, 2010 by Chris

    New Zealand’s longest-running cannabis law reform group, the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML NZ), elected Stephen McIntyre as President at its 2010 Conference, held in Auckland last weekend. Mr McIntyre (45) has been a teacher for more than twenty years. He is married, lives in Auckland, and has two teenage children. […]

  • NORML’s Annual Conference and AGM – Sat 20 Nov. 2010

    posted on the November 2nd, 2010 by Chris

    NORML’s Annual Conference and AGM is to be held on Saturday 20 November 2010, at The Daktory in Auckland. This event is essential for all budding activists. Meet your fellow campaigners. Learn about what has been going on, and what is coming up. Discuss and plan strategies to help end cannabis prohibition. This is serious […]

  • Cannabis Armistice Tour Kicks Off

    posted on the August 9th, 2010 by Chris

    Press Release: Dakta Green Stage three of the cannabis Armistice Tour kicks off on Wednesday, August 11 and will cover the entire country before a hikoi to Parliament on Armistice Day, November 11. Dakta Green, founder of Auckland’s cannabis club The Daktory, will be driving Maryjane the Cannabus, along with an entourage of support vehicles […]