J Day, New Zealand’s national day of action supporting cannabis law reform, will take place on May 7, 2022, with Auckland’s Albert Park hosting the main event.

As well as the Auckland gathering, J Day, which marks its 30th anniversary this year, will feature free activations nationwide.

Organiser and president of The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) New Zealand Chris Fowlie said a number of health and safety measures have been put in place due to the ongoing presence of Covid in the community.

He added: “Aotearoa’s cannabis community has collectively been holding its breath, to see if their beloved celebration would be happening this year. 

“We’re pleased to announce J Day will be going ahead in all its glory, for the 30th edition, at Albert Park, Auckland’s historic home of social change.”

J Day is a free annual community event celebrating Kiwi cannabis culture and protesting against prohibition.

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