How You Can Help

Ending cannabis prohibition is in Canada’s best interest.

All Canadians have a stake in the cannabis issue, whether or not they consume cannabis themselves. If a person cares about the health of Canadian society then they should care about the negative consequences of our cannabis policy.

The real problem is not cannabis, it’s cannabis prohibition.

It’s vitally important for Canadians to understand that the real harm to our country is not from cannabis, but from the failed, expensive, and counterproductive policy of cannabis prohibition.

Thank you, Justin Trudeau!

An honest, national conversation about cannabis policy needs to take place before we see real progress on this issue. Fortunately, a discussion is currently underway, thanks to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s vocal support for legalizing cannabis.

The antidote to cannabis prohibition is an informed public.

NORML Canada believes that Canadians are even more ready for a discussion about cannabis policy than they were at the time the Senate Report on Cannabis was released.

If the current discussion maintains momentum and expands throughout the country it has the potential to bring about the tipping point for cannabis law reform in Canada. The best thing we can do at this opportune time is to become active in the discussion and to help it grow as much as possible.

That’s where you come in…

Keep the conversation going

Get more people thinking and talking about cannabis policy options.

Here are some ways you can help:

1. Talk to your MP
The most direct action you can take is to arrange a meeting with your Member of Parliament to speak with them and ask him or her if they are aware of the 2002 Senate Report on Cannabis and also ask them their position on cannabis policy.

Find your Member of Parliament | House of Commons calendar

2. Talk to your friends, family, and co-workers about cannabis policy.

Start a conversation by asking for their opinion about Canada’s current cannabis policy. It’s especially important to talk to people who are not informed about the harms of cannabis prohibition.

*Recommended: Download and print the Committee’s Discussion Paper [PDF]. It contains answers to 8 Frequently Asked Questions about cannabis. A great conversation starter!

Two-thirds of Canadians already support reduced penalties for cannabis possession, and 57% of Canadians support legalizing and regulating cannabis, so you might be pleasantly surprised by the views of some of the people you ask

3) Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper about an article related to cannabis policy and include a quote from the Senate Report on Cannabis.

Looking for quotes from the Senate Report on Cannabis? NORML Canada will be sending out one quote per day throughout the month of September on social media, so Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter and help share this important information.

4) Write a thank-you letter to a politician who comes out in favour of legalization.

They know they will receive some negative response for doing so, but they do anyway. Let them know that you appreciate it.

Canadian politicians on cannabis policy

If you don’t know your MP’s position on cannabis policy, ask them.

Find your Member of Parliament

5) Share the link to this campaign website

http://norml.ca/senate-report/ or senatereport.ca

6) Donations appreciated!

Support our law reform efforts by donating to NORML Canada.

NORML Canada is a supporter-funded group of volunteers who rely on your generosity to be able to cover the costs we incur as we endeavour to help end cannabis prohibition in Canada. Donations are key to the efforts of this organization and are very much appreciated.

7) Purchase an “I AM Cannabian” t-shirt and wear it proudly.


If you care about this important social issue please make an effort to share the Committee’s findings with others and get behind this effort to educate and to further a national, honest conversation about cannabis policy. It’s long overdue.

We want to hear from you about the efforts you are making. Send us feedback, a suggestion or a question. Send emails to info@norml.ca

Thank you for participating.