NORML Canada to Hold Conference at 3rd Annual Karma Cup


TORONTO, CA (October 5, 2016) – Canada’s National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the oldest such organization in Canada, will be presenting panels discussing the future of legalization in Canada during this year’s Karma Cup, to be held in Toronto, October 22nd and 23rd at a location to be revealed shortly before the event.

“While Canada is on the cusp of a legal cannabis market, there are still many stakeholders who suggest that the proposed models are exclusionary,” explains John Vergados, member of NORML Canada, “This may present restrictive barriers towards entry for the individuals who fought to demonstrate the harms of prohibition”. The conference is will present the differing viewpoints from across the cannabis landscape and highlight issues surrounding legalization.

NORML Canada’s own Craig Jones, John Conroy, Alan Young, Paul Lewin, Jack Lloyd and John Vergados will be joined by stakeholders from every corner of the cannabis industry and movement in what promise to be lively discussions. NORML has selected a diverse array of panelists who will bring their diverse experiences to the discussion. Some of the panelists include Jodie and Marc Emery, Erin Goodwin, Hillary Black, Amy Brown, John Fowler, Adam Greenblatt, Dana Larsen, and Don Briere. For complete list and schedule please consult

The panels will cover several priority areas in the current Canadian legalization debate, including 1) The Future of Legalization; 2) The Role of Dispensaries; 3) Craft Cannabis in Canada; and 4) When is Civil Disobedience Appropriate?


About NORML Canada

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.
For more information, or to arrange a media interview, please contact:

Craig Jones, PhD
Executive Director, NORML Canada
+1 (613) 546-6266
media [at]


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  1. Sam Mellace

    October 19, 2016 at 2:45 am

    This sounds like a crock of shit. Alan, quit playing booth sides of the Fence. Alan go back to 2001, when the CDSA, was first deemed Unconstitutional? 15 years later, 12 Supreme Court Rulings, still the Same Laws? Whats wrong with this picture? Medical / Recreational? I call Bullshit. More smoke and mirrors. This kind of injustice, will continue for a few years to come, as I am sure, you lawyers will do your best

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