We will not vote for prohibitionists.

By Chris Bovey NORML UK are not political, we are not a political party; we are a Pressure Group. The whole point of a Pressure Group is to lobby and put pressure on our elected representatives to change the law. We want our laws on cannabis changed; we have already won the arguments, opinion polls […]

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GOOD WEED BAD WEED

By Alun Buffry CANNABIS THE PLANT It is estimated that about 600 million people in the world use cannabis, 3 to 8 million in Britain. The vast majority of them report benefits to their health and an increased sense of well-being. Few report harm. The evidence from scientists as to the risks associated with cannabis, […]

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MP Chuka Umunna admits to prior cannabis use

Early this week, Streatham MP and Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna spoke about his past use of cannabis and said that he did not think it was “news anymore, to be honest”. Although Mr. Umunna states that he was “not proud” of his cannabis use (hardly a surprising disclaimer given the current climate), it is […]

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NORML UK Forum is now live

WE are pleased to announce our forum is now online and working properly. An annoying little bug has been fixed that was preventing members from posting on the forum. We hope the NORML UK forum will be a friendly place for like minded people to discuss issues surrounding cannabis, or indeed anything. We have also integrated […]

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Proud to be part of the Cannabis Community.

It’s NORML to love cannabis. IT has come to our attention that a fellow campaign group has once again taken to its blog to attack the cannabis community. If NORML were to respond to each of this group’s divisive stunts, we would have little time left over to devote to campaigning. However, we will not […]

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Ending the Drug War: A Human Rights Imperative

by Kristin S. AS AN AMERICAN EXPAT, I’m no stranger to the horrors the global war on drugs is wreaking in Latin America. As a Californian in particular, my views on drug prohibition are inevitably framed by the violence plaguing my neighbours to the south. Although the Mexican cartel crisis gets occasional coverage here in […]

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How far away are we from not being punished?

By Des Humphrey TODAY I sit on my sofa at 05:45 and take a look outside. It’s 26/06/2012 but it feels more like 26/11/2012, the rain is lashing down and it’s very windy. Longest day and all that! It seems and feels like winter even though it’s the summertime. My garden flowers have taken a […]

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Why I disagree with drug prohibition

By Sanj Chowdhary I’ve not had internet access for a while due to some recent setbacks, and as I live in a tiny Peak District village, accessing a library or carrying out any proper research is difficult to say the least! So it seems for my first ever NORML UK blog entry I am going to have to write […]

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Howard Marks in Ammanford

By Des Humprhey Last night, 15 June 2012, I went to Ammanford to see one of my all-time heroes, Mr Howard Marks aka Mr Nice, an internationally renowned speaker, author, and expert on cannabis who has fully endorsed NORML UK and given his full support. Howard is the author of several books including ‘Mr Nice’, […]

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