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J Day


Sat 2 May 2015, 12:00pm–4:20pm

Where: Riff Raff Statue, 206 Victoria St, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Listed by: Chris Fowlie

J Day is an International day celebrating our cannabis culture and a protest against the failed War on Drugs.

All events are free, starting at High Noon and run to 4:20pm or so.

Hamilton J Day is at the Riff Raff Statue, at the lower end of Victoria Street.

About J Day:

Are you one of NZ's half-million pot smokers, or do you know one of them? Most Kiwis support cannabis law reform. It's time to demand change! J Day is a celebration/protest - held every year since 1992 - in support of NORML's three campaign goals:

A health issue, not a crime: Cannabis consumers and producers should not be criminals. Concentrate resources on problematic abuse. Let the police focus on crime that matters.

Safe legal access to medical cannabis: Medicinal cannabis is allowed in 23 states in the USA, Israel, Netherlands, Spain, Canada etc. Why not here?

Regulate cannabis, the safer choice: Low-risk drugs like cannabis should be regulated via an adults-only, taxable market similar to that in 5 US states, Uruguay and the Netherlands, or the way alcohol is regulated here. There would be no market for synthetic alternatives if natural cannabis were legal.

How you can help:

Come to J Day a celebration of cannabis culture with free events nationwide. Dress to impress. R18.
Promote our 3 key campaign themes (above)
Write or visit your MP - it does make a difference
Like us on facebook (normlnz) and follow us on twitter (normlnz)
Donate to NORML NZ Inc: 12-3057-0594667-00
Contact us at

Note: J Day is R18, for adults only. No alcohol. No glass. No dogs. Please take your rubbish with you.

Other centres are also holding J Day events:
Auckland - Albert Park
Tauranga - Yatton Park
Whakatane - Historic Reserve
Taupo - The Black Shed, 10 Miro St
Hastings - ANZAC memorial, by the Library
New Plymouth - Bowl of Brooklands
Wellington - Frank Kitts Park
Christchurch - Cathedral Sq then 'roll and stroll' to Latimer Sq
Dunedin - The Octagon

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