• NORML’s Canada Election Project

    By Paul Lewin On October 19, 2015 Canadians will vote in the most important election in the history of cannabis in Canada.  NORML Canada is usually non-partisan.  We are proudly non-partisan.  However, this election is different.  In this election the Liberals are formally supporting cannabis legalization.  This is a bold, unprecedented position for a major […]

  • Making Cannabis NORML

    The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws of Canada By Ted Smith Never has there been a more important time for cannabis activists across Canada to work together as much as possible.  With so much momentum towards positive change happening, we need to coordinate our efforts to ensure that new regulations governing the […]

  • Time For A NORML Conversation

    By Ted Smith There is one organization in Canada that has the potential to build a network of activists capable of influencing politicians and convincing judges to dismantle cannabis prohibition.  One organization that almost everyone in the cannabis industry has heard about but few have actually joined.  One organization that could be used by the […]

  • Some Thoughts on Thomas King Forcade

    (High Times: Jan 1993) By Judith Stamps   We remember Thomas King Forcade, if we remember him at all, as the creator of High Times, the Cannabis magazine that turned forty in 2014.  We are unlikely to recall much more, however, as Forcade kept an aggressively low profile.   His name never appeared on the masthead.  […]

  • The Life and Struggles of Educators For Sensible Drug Policy

    Battling Daren the Lion     This is the story of Educators For Sensible Drug Policy. It begins in 2001, when 21-year-old Adam Jones, an education major at the University of Montana at Billings, was arrested for possession of ½ gram of psilocybin mushrooms. He was sentenced to five years in prison, a sentence later […]

  • Women Rise Against Prohibition

    Over the fall and winter I had the privilege and honour to witness and help guide a renewed vision on the landscape of cannabis activism in Canada—the uniting, empowerment, and amplification of the voices of women who have had enough of the laws interfering in their lives, and the lives of their families. I call […]