NORML Canada is a non-profit, public interest, member operated and funded group, chartered at the federal level in Canada since 1978. The organization aims to eliminate all civil and criminal penalties for private marijuana use – through government lobbying, public education, research, and legislative and judicial challenges. NORML Canada believes that the present policy of discouraging marijuana use through the use of criminal and/or civil law has been excessively costly and harmful to both society and the individual.
Sensible BC started with a signature-gathering campaign aiming for a BC referendum to stop marijuana arrests. Over 4000 volunteers worked together to collect 202,085 signatures in 90 days. While not enough to trigger a referendum, our team of volunteers and community leaders has stayed together.
The Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy (CFDP) is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 by several of Canada's leading specialists in drug policy. Its founding members include psychologists, pharmacologists, lawyers, health policy advocates and public policy researchers. The Foundation is funded entirely by its members and by contributions from other organizations with an interest in drug policy reform.
Ska fans upset about the recent closing of Stomp Records' Latin Quarter store may find some solace when they find a cannabis café there by late September. The city's pot politics braintrust - the provincial Bloc Pot and the federal Marijuana Party - will be opening the space for weed aficionados to meet, spark, smoke and discuss the current state of drug laws, right in the middle of one of the busiest and most tourist-friendly neighbourhoods in the city.
Despite adversity, Quebec's Bloc Pot party challenges the system in Provincial election
Canada's first pro-pot political party, Quebec's Bloc Pot, celebrated their fifth anniversary battling biased press, rigged all-candidates meetings, crooked cops, and undemocratic voting requirements during Quebec's recent provincial election, held April 14, 2003.