AROD – Norway, “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more”

AROD – Norway, “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more”

  Deafening silence from the Norwegian authorities on their last attempt to engender conversation on the topic,  so now it is time for round two. Here is the press release The Alliance for Rights-oriented Drug Policies (AROD) and the Patient Association for Safe Cannabis Use (PASCAN) invite to civil disobedience at Eidsvolls plass by the Norwegian Storting on Thursday 22 September at 16-18 o’clock to boost the nation’s legal awareness, as well as secure the rule of law for the persecuted groupings of drug policy. The action will shed light on the problem of cannabis cultivation and arbitrary imprisonment, as the police’s judgment and practice have proved unpredictable and disproportionate. ​ It is not uncommon for citizens who keep cannabis plants, even seeds, to be prosecuted for several kilos of finished product. The police can include leaves and twigs, which is non-smoking material, and on this basis, people are sentenced to months and years in prison. Is this right? ​ Last year, AROD had a civil disobedience campaign to settle a question of rights, and the police themselves assessed the case differently. Because there were no buds (smokable material) on the cannabis plant we set up outside the main police station in Oslo on September 11, 2021, the prosecution did not want to include the plant in the indictment, and this is a breach of a long tradition that continues in the country’s courtrooms. AROD and PASCAN will therefore clarify the issue, so that arbitrary imprisonment does not occur, and again use civil disobedience to assist legal developments. ​ AROD and PASCAN do this by bringing a cannabis plant to the Storting. The celebration takes place in Eidsvoll’s square to remind politicians of the rights of a long-overlooked group, and we invites the Norwegian people to bring plants, seeds, or…

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