NORML presents J Day today: free cannabis events nationwide
J Day is a worldwide protest against prohibition and a celebration of Kiwi cannabis culture, held on the first Saturday
in May every year.
This is the 27th Annual national day of action supporting cannabis law reform, including safe legal access to medicinal
A particular focus this year is supporting the Government's medicinal cannabis bill currently going through Parliament,
and getting people on the roll so they can vote in the referendum to legalise cannabis.
New Zealand centres holding J Day events:
• Whangarei – Pohe Island
• Auckland – Albert Park (feat Yoko-Zuna, SWIDT, Melodownz, Jafa Mafia DJs, Mr Majesty)
• Hastings – ANZAC/Library
• Taupo – The Black Shed
• Wellington – Frank Kitts Park
• Christchurch – Latimer Square
• Dunedin – The Octagon (after-party at Whakamana cannabis museum)
All events start at "high noon" and go to 4:20pm, a time of special significance to the cannabis community.
NORML has campaigned for cannabis law reform in New Zealand, including for medicinal use, since 1980. Approximately half
our members use cannabis medicinally, reflecting official Ministry of Health figures that show 42 per cent of all
cannabis users, or one-in-twenty Kiwis, use cannabis for therapeutic reasons.
At our 2017 AGM held in November, NORML adopted a four-point model
for good medicinal cannabis law reform:
1. Patient focused: safe affordable access to botanical cannabis
2. Immediate effect(not just a long-term development pathway)
3. Domestic production: via licenced providers, including small scale providers (families & individuals)
4. Self provision: choice to grow/make your own herbal remedy