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“Too Many Smokers to Arrest!” says NORML

Wednesday, 4 May 2011, 12:36 pm | NORML

Drug Law Reform organisation NORML finds some recognition from the Law Commission of its current slogan, "Too many smokers to arrest!" “The Law Commission says 400,000 Kiwis use cannabis each year (14.7% of adults), which supports our campaign theme ... More >>

Letter calls for and end to the War on Drugs

Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 11:28 am | NORML

NORML will deliver a letter to The Speaker calling for and end to the War on Drugs. More >>

Protect Young People By Banning Alcohol Advertising

Saturday, 19 February 2011, 6:06 pm | NORML

Protect Young People By Banning Alcohol Advertising 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 ... More >>

Aussie Gangs And Drugs – Prohibition Is Great For Business

Saturday, 29 January 2011, 6:34 pm | NORML

Aussie Gangs And Drugs – Prohibition Is Great For Business And Increasing Violence. Aussie biker gangs like the Rebels gain power through violence and trafficking in illegal drugs; that means prohibition is great for business and will only help them ... More >>

Restore Public Trust in Police - Stop Criminalising Cannabis

Friday, 21 January 2011, 9:51 am | NORML

The New Zealand public needs to have its confidence restored in the police and the quickest way for that to happen is to stop criminalising cannabis. "The announcement this week of Police Commissioner Rob Pope's resignation signals a healthy change ... More >>

New Police Warning Policy is Needed - NORML

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 9:47 am | NORML

Charges against four men were dismissed last week in the Auckland District Court in a trial that has lasted nearly one year and cost the taxpayer approximately $40,000. More >>

Police Policy of 'Two Strikes' Will Hit Maori Hard

Tuesday, 14 December 2010, 12:28 pm | NORML

NORML NZ says a new police programme whereby first-time offenders caught committing minor crimes are being let off with a warning will hit young male Maori hard, calling it a policy of ‘two strikes and you’re out’. More >>

Cannabis Group Sends Letter To MPs

Sunday, 12 December 2010, 7:16 pm | NORML

CANNABIS GROUP SENDS LETTER TO MPS : ‘PIPE BANS DON ’T WORK - PM AGREES.’ NORML NZ has sent a letter to every MP urging them to vote ‘no’ on an amendment bill outlawing pipes, pipe parts, and vapourisers. The letter points out that the ... More >>

John Key is Right: Pipe Ban Unworkable

Wednesday, 1 December 2010, 2:46 pm | NORML

"Prime Minister John Key is right to not support the banning of pipes and vapourisers," says NORML NZ President, Stephen McIntyre. "He acknowledges that these devices can be used for “genuine and practical reasons”, making a ban unpopular and unworkable." More >>

Californians Vote For Cannabis Legalisation

Friday, 5 November 2010, 9:23 am | NORML

Despite the near-miss failure of California's Proposition 19 to pass into law yesterday, American public support for cannabis law reform stands at an all time high with 3.4 million Californians voting "yes" to full legalisation of cannabis. More >>

Govt Could Offset GST Rise by Regulating Cannabis

Friday, 1 October 2010, 1:17 pm | NORML

The Government could give Kiwis a financial break from the latest GST rise if it legalised, regulated and taxed cannabis sales. More >>

Cannabis Pipes Must Not Be Outlawed

Saturday, 28 August 2010, 11:41 am | NORML

A proposed Bill that would see smoking devices like pipes, bongs, and vapourisers outlawed will increase the harm to the community from drugs, as banning such items would only encourage young Kiwis to use cannabis in more damaging ways. More >>

Top Cop’s Views on Cannabis Welcomed

Tuesday, 17 August 2010, 9:25 am | NORML

The President of NORML NZ today welcomed statements made yesterday by former Detective Inspector Harry Quinn which called upon Police to open the debate on changing the way cannabis is being enforced in New Zealand. More >>

The Cannabis Magazine They Tried To Ban - Is Back!

Friday, 13 August 2010, 12:09 pm | NORML

Cannabis law reform magazine Norml News, which both Police and Internal Affairs recently tried to ban, has just released its Winter/Spring 2010 issue, including revelations about how and why the magazine nearly got permanently suppressed. More >>

Campaigner’s Outcome a Victory for Kiwi Cannabis

Friday, 30 July 2010, 10:18 am | NORML

Cannabis campaigner Dakta Green’s discharge from court without punishment on Tuesday was a victory for everyday New Zealanders from the cannabis culture, in a year that has seen NZ Police escalating their self-defeating war on cannabis users. More >>

Campaigner’s Outcome a Victory for Kiwi Cannabis

Friday, 30 July 2010, 10:18 am | NORML

Cannabis campaigner Dakta Green’s discharge from court without punishment on Tuesday was a victory for everyday New Zealanders from the cannabis culture, in a year that has seen NZ Police escalating their self-defeating war on cannabis users. More >>

Three Reasons For Drug Legalisation

Sunday, 25 July 2010, 11:19 am | NORML

Police Association President Greg O'Connor's linking of the drug underworld and gun crime provides strong evidence in the argument for legalising and controlling drugs like cannabis. More >>

Study Proves Need For Drug Law Reform

Monday, 19 July 2010, 8:57 am | NORML

A study suggesting a link between early cannabis use and depression provides further evidence in support of reforming the Misuse of Drugs Act, said NORML President Phil Saxby today. More >>

Arming Police Means More Drug War Casulties

Friday, 16 July 2010, 1:21 pm | NORML

NORML President Phil Saxby today warned that arming all frontline police could spell more drug related violence and propel New Zealand further and deeper into the "war on drugs". More >>

Police behind bid to ban marijuana magazine

Thursday, 17 June 2010, 3:51 pm | NORML

A request by NORML under the Official Information Act has revealed police had a secret meeting with Internal Affairs departmental heads, and asked them to try to get marijuana law reform magazine Norml News completely banned. More >>

   

 

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