NORML Canada, under executive director Caryma Sa’d released a statement arguing anti-Black racism in cannabis was “not solved by legalization” as few Black people hold any power in… Read More »BLACK LIVES MATTER, IN CANNABIS AND EVERYWHERE
WHO WE ARE
NORML Canada is a non-profit, public interest, member operated and funded group, chartered at the federal level in Canada since 1978. The organization is committed to eliminating all civil and criminal penalties for private cannabis use. The use of formal sanctions to discourage cannabis use has been costly and harmful on both a societal and individual level.
Cannabis prohibition disproportionately affected marginalized groups, and the framework for legalization has failed to address these disparities to any meaningful extent. It is noteworthy that Black, Indigenous, disabled, and/or low-income people suffered the harshest effects of criminalization, yet remain underrepresented in the legal market.
WE BELIEVE IN SENSIBLE LAW AND POLICY REFORM.
NORML Canada is a proponent of safe, equitable, and affordable access to recreational and medical cannabis.
WE ARE A TRUSTED VOICE IN THE COMMUNITY.
NORML Canada provides non-partisan media commentary about issues affecting cannabis consumers, patients, and entrepreneurs.