NORML Canada: November 2011 Newsletter



Greetings Cannabis Constituency!

Canada is happy to introduce our monthly newsletter. Each month, we
will be providing all our members with the latest news and updates on
the Canadian cannabis scene. We welcome your input, and hope to provide
you with powerful information that will engage you in new and innovative
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
in Canada has been busy the last few months, Harper’s dreaded Bill C-10
the Safe Streets and Communities Act is a direct threat to our
community. The government has decided to step up its war on marijuana.
We cannot allow this to happen. Join us as we work to tackle the biggest
threat the cannabis community has encountered in decades.
October News
* Norml Canada’s Resolving Prohibition Tour visits Halifax
* Comedy fundraiser in Kingston
* Resolving Prohibition Tour visits Peterborough
* New members on the team
November News
* Resolving Prohibition event visits Carleton University on November 8, 2011
* NORML Canada online
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October News and Events

Norml Canada’s Resolving Prohibition Tour in Halifax
Director Marc-Boris St-Maurice and National Campaign Director Kelly
Coulter, joined with special guests from Maritimers United for Medical
Marijuana, and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition for a lively
discussion about medicinal use, mandatory minimum sentences, and the
futile War on Drugs. It was a pleasure to see the East Coast community
coming together and sharing their ideas. We urge all our east coast
members to expand their networks and bring our message to a wider
Comedy fundraiser in Kingston
like to thank Time to Laugh Comedy Club for hosting Howard Dover’s
Comedy Extrava Ganja in support of Norml Canada. It was a great night
filled with laughter and community spirit. The comics kept the place in
stitches while Kingston 420 showered the crowd with free gifts.  Norml Canada is happy to see such a vibrant community spirit in the great city of Kingston Ontario.
Resolving Prohibition Tour in Peterborough
Canada, and Collett Human Services will host the next stop on the Norml
Resolving Marijuana Prohibition tour. Special guest speakers include
Marc Boris St.Maurice, Excutive Director, NORML Canada; Jennifer Collett
of Collett Human Services; Gerald Parker from the Institute for
Canadian Justice and Suzanne Galloway (Health Promoter, Substance Misuse
Program) Peterborough Community Health Unit. Look forward to reading
about it in our next newsletter.
NORML Team Grows
Canada would like to announce the additions of several new key
collaborators. Kelly Coulter fills the position of Secretary on our
Board of Directors while also working as National Campaign Director. Her
dedication to Norml Canada will serve us well.
We would also like
to welcome two additional members to the Norml Canada team; criminal
lawyer Paul Lewin, and Kevin Benson. Together, they will be overseeing
NORML’s activities and expansion in the Ontario Region. They bring a
wealth of information and drive to our team and we want to thank them
for coming aboard.
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November News and Events

Resolving Prohibition event at Carleton University on November 8, 2011
join NORML Canada and Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy
(Carleton) for an entertaining and informative evening discussing
cannabis law reform and the harms of continued prohibition. Speakers
include Marc-Boris St-Maurice, Eugene Oscapella, Alex Rowan, and others.
The event begins at 7pm we hope to see many of you at Carleton.
Find the event on Facebook.
Location and time: November 8th, 2011 at 7pm.
Carleton University, 1125 colonel by Drive, Tory Building, Rm. 340, Ottawa, Ontario.
NORML Canada online
more new arrival to the NORM team is longtime cannabis law reform
advocate, Frank D., who will help maintain the Norml Canada website and
contribute to our ongoing efforts to expand and upgrade our online
presence. Frank, the webmaster behind and other
informational websites, is a welcome addition to our growing team.
media, and other web-based activism is vibrant and growing, Norml
Canada needs your participation to reach a wider audience. If you have
web design skills, are a blogger, a social media expert, or are simply
interested in spreading the word, please get in touch. We need your
help. For more information, visit


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