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 […]

Legal Opinion – ACMPR Patient Access To Lounges

March 5, 2018 Paul Lewin, Legal Counsel for the Canadian Cannabis Industry – Lewin & Sagara LLP NORML Canada Secretary & Ontario Regional Director See my submission to the Ontario government on why providing medical cannabis patients a place where they can smoke, vape and communicate with like-minded people (such as vapour lounges) could stop […]

Corbella: A few things that should go up in smoke prior to pot legalization

December 16, 2017 Licia Corbella – Calgary Herald I’m no cannabis crusader, user, or fan of the plant, but I do favour its legalization. Having said that, many things are bothering me in the lead-up to the legalization of marijuana in Canada. http://calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/corbella-a-few-things-that-should-go-up-in-smoke-prior-to-pot-legalization NORML Canada’s Executive Director – Craig Jones interviewed.

The court system’s bumpy road to marijuana legalization

Kirk Tousaw NORML Canada’s Pacific Regional Director November 7, 2017 Lawyer Kirk Tousaw says since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement in 2015, about 50,000 Canada have been arrested on cannabis possession charges. atlantic.ctvnews.ca/the-court-system-s-bumpy-road-to-marijuana-legalization-1.3667474

420 Across Canada 2017

This year, NORML Canada wanted to capture a variety of voices and experiences during this year’s 4/20 celebrations. Being a particularly important year with legislation for legal cannabis regulation tabled just two weeks ago, we certainly know the work is only beginning. We checked in with NORML Canada Members across Canada to see what was […]

NORML Canada has five big concerns about the Cannabis Act April 2017 BILL C-45 & Bill C-46

1. Stopping ongoing arrests leading up to legalization: no more prison for pot NORML Canada says the government should immediately halt arrests for simple possession and other cannabis offences leading up to legalization in July 2018 and if charged the Government should stop seeking sentences of actual imprisonment and focus on constructive alternatives and in […]