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  • Complete rethink needed of all drug laws

    posted on the March 1st, 2014 by norml

    NORML has advised the Ministry of Health a complete rethink is needed of all drug control laws and policies. In it’s submission to the discussion document on the New National Drug Policy, New Zealand’s longest running cannabis law reform group said the lack of any willingness to look at first principles, and the missed opportunity […]

  • Review of the National Drug Policy – submissions close 28 Feb 2014

    posted on the December 17th, 2013 by norml

    The Ministry of Health has announced on its website that submissions are now open for the review of the National Drug Policy. Download NORML’s submission to the New National Drug Policy here. The previous NDP expired in 2012. NORML’s Chris Fowlie was invited to take part in a “innovation session” in June 2013 to come […]

  • Regulate natural cannabis to reduce synthetic cannabis

    posted on the May 29th, 2013 by norml

    Demand for synthetic cannabis would plummet if natural cannabis were legally and safely available here as in Colorado, where laws have today been enacted to ensure the world’s first legal marijuana market for adults will be a robust and comprehensive regulatory system. “Our parliament is grappling with regulations controlling the sale of synthetic cannabis and […]

  • Canada’s Liberal Party votes to legalise

    posted on the January 18th, 2012 by norml

    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 consider. The Liberals have often been the governing party in Canada, and have previously attempted several times to introduce legislation to legalise, regulate and tax […]

  • Ban on Low Risk Drugs should be Temporary, says NORML

    posted on the August 2nd, 2011 by Phil

    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 cannabis and party pills should be regulated, not banned”, says Acting President Phil Saxby. “The huge popularity of party pills before they were banned is […]

  • Protect Young People By Banning Alcohol Advertising

    posted on the February 21st, 2011 by norml

    The current system of voluntary self-regulation of alcohol advertising is not working to reduce the harms from excess drinking, especially amongst young people, which is why the glamorization of alcohol through public advertising and sponsorship should be banned. In its submission sent to the Justice and Electoral Committee on the Alcohol Reform Bill, NORML NZ […]

  • 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 […]