Lifelong pot crusader celebrates legalization after decades of advocacy

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin October 17, 2018 Eva Ferguson – Calgary Herald [picture] Keith Fagan (R) joins other pot supporters in front of City Hall during a rally in Calgary on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Jim Wells/Postmedia https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/lifelong-pot-crusader-celebrates-legalization-after-decades-of-advocacy

Canadians Already Smoke a Lot of Pot. Now It’s About to Become Legal.

NORML Canada’s volunteer Jack Lloyd comments: October 14, 2018 Catherine Porter – The New York Times A vendor showing off his products during a pop-up cannabis market in Hamilton, Ontario, last month.CreditCreditTara Walton for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/world/canada/marijuana-legal.html

Legalization is only the start: Canada must do right by its ‘cannabis criminals’

NORML Canada’s Vice President Alan Young: “The cannabis world had overgrown the government and it was time for the government to concede defeat.” https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-cannabis-fight-is-far-from-over/

Renters decry Calgary Housing Company’s ‘double standard’ on cannabis ban

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin comments: October 2, 2018 Bill Kaufmann – Calgary Herald Regular cannabis smoker Mike said he’s accustomed to being told he can’t smoke pot in his rental property. https://calgaryherald.com/cannabis/cannabis-news/cannabis-legalization/renters-decry-calgary-housing-companys-double-standard-on-cannabis-ban

Toking in public could come to Calgary as the city seeks feedback on four consumption spaces

NORML Canada’s Prairies Regional Director Keith Fagin comments: August 24, 2018 Madeline Smith – StarMetro Calgary Calgary city council passed changes to the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw in July that would allow designated consumption areas in public spaces or at festivals and events. (Elizabeth Cameron / StarMetro) https://www.thestar.com/news/cannabis/2018/08/24/toking-in-public-could-be-coming-to-calgary-as-the-city-mulls-four-new-consumption-spaces.html

‘Money drove the policy’: How dreams of dividends got Canada to legal pot

NORML Canada’s Vice President – Professor Alan Young Brent Bambury – CBC Radio June 22, 2018 When veteran marijuana legalization lawyer Alan Young took on his first pot case, Justin Trudeau was barely out of his teens. [picture] Alan Young is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. (Lisa Xing/CBC) When veteran marijuana legalization lawyer […]

Amnesty for all cannabis offences,
inclusive rules, and an apology

Toronto lawyer, Annamarie Enenajor, has launched Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty which is seeking amnesty for cannabis simple possession charges. She wants it to be an election issue. Please support the campaign by signing the petition at: www.cannabisamnesty.com The NDP support pardons for simple possession charges (www.ndp.ca/news/ndp-statement-pardons-marijuana-possession-charges). The Liberals say they will consider the matter after […]

NORML Canada Pacific Regional Director Kirk Tousaw testifies on Bill C45

    May 24, 2018 NORML Canada   All of Kirk Tousaw testimony video 34 minutes and 52 seconds Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:30 AM Location: Room 2, Victoria Building Clerk: Shaila Anwar (613) 991-0719 Bill C-45, Cannabis Act Hilary Black, Founder (B.C. Compassion Club Society) Phil Emberley, Director (Canadian Pharmacists Association) Jeremy Jacob, President […]

With Cannabis legalization commencing in 2018, NORML Canada declares the greatest victory of its 40 year history

April 20, 2018 18:32 ET | Source: NORML Canada TORONTO, April 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With the legalization of adult-use cannabis across Canada intended for this year, one of the chief objectives of our organization has been achieved. With these coming changes there are many reasons to celebrate this 420, yet there is still […]

Cannabis: The road to legalization

Gareth Morley – Inroads Issue 41 interviews, a leading advocate for legal pot NORML Canada Executive Director – Craig Jones If you talk with police – away from cameras and microphones – they will tell you that enforcement of cannabis prohibition is not a good use of their time and resources. And they’ve known this […]