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  • Suits for Stoners

    posted on the October 10th, 2016 by Chris

    With NORML’s new PledgeMe campaign, Suits for Stoners, you can donate a suit to a poorly attired cannabis activist and see them magically transformed from ignored and belittled nutbar to serious, esteemed lobbyist. That’s all it takes! Go to Suits for Stoners on PlegeMe.co.nz now! Cannabis law reform is sooo hot right now. But some […]

  • New UMR poll shows overwhelming support for medical cannabis law change, says NORML

    posted on the August 29th, 2016 by Chris

    A new poll conducted for cannabis campaigners shows New Zealanders want the law changed now, says NORML.  “What may be surprising to some is that most people want herbal cannabis sold at health food stores for therapeutic purposes, alongside the Marjoram,” said Chris Fowlie, spokesperson for the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws […]

  • NORML conference, AGM and SGM

    posted on the March 10th, 2014 by norml

    NORML’s 2014 annual conference is now being organised for May in Wellington. It’s an exciting time for cannabis law reform because of: International developments including legalisation in Uruguay, Colorado and Washington; High level reviews of the UN drug control treaties from this month through to 2016; New Zealand’s National Drug Policy is also being reviewed, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Craccum: Drug Diaries – Moving It Forward, An Interview with Chris Fowlie

    posted on the April 3rd, 2013 by Chris

    This interview with NORML president Chris Fowlie appeared in Craccum, the University of Auckland student’s magazine, issue 04, 2013. Drug Diaries – Moving It Forward, An Interview with Chris Fowlie Craccum, Issue 04 2013 I sit in a small shop back room. A flowerless vase with dirty green water squats conspicuously in the corner. Music […]

  • 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’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 […]