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20. September 2021

11. September Updates

Cannabis Sale for Human Rights - Oslo Police Station - AROD Civil Disobedience

On 11. September 2021, the Alliance for Rights-Oriented Drug Policies (AROD) held a cannabis sale for human rights at the main police station in Oslo. Posts one and two on this blog elaborate on the reason for the civil disobedience campaign; ARODs press release provides essential information, and here we offer a brief summary of proceedings.

Civil Disobedience Synopsis

As it stands the AROD is tremendously pleased with the events of 11. September. In the run up to the occasion we had opinion pieces in the Norwegian media, inviting the police to cooperate and discussing how civil disobedience could protect the rule of law. Internationally, Dr. Paul Stanford did an interview for Cannabis Common Sense, Heather Allman of the Karma Koala podcast did another interview, and the Cannabis Law Report spread the word. The Norwegian police were informed in advance. In response to a letter, the AROD was allowed to set up shop between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm,  and the police provided a wonderful opportunity to get the message out. In the aftermath, Cannabis Law Report has followed up with an overview of the case.

When it comes to the legal matters, this most important letter to the Norwegian Police describes the merits of the AROD civil disobedience case and the connection to the articles of the ECHR. This document to the court frames the proceedings, and several ministers, including the Director of Public Prosecutions, have been called to testify. The AROD has been granted three days in court to present the human rights argument and to show a connection between moral panic and human rights crimes. The case will move forward 1. June 2022, and the representatives of state must answer basic questions relating to human rights and drug policy.

We are eagerly awaiting trial, and these articles and videos expand on the events of that day:

For Norwegian readers, Dagbladet and Avisa Oslo did some great reporting.

The latter was translated by Popular Hemp, and also Cannabis Culture did a great job boosting the AROD campaign. Footage of the events can be found in the links, and here:

 

Video of the events leading up to the arrest of Roar Mikalsen, the leader of the AROD:

Cannabis Sale for Human Rights - Oslo Police Station - AROD Civil Disobedience

 

The events of 11. September 2021, immortalised by photographer Simen Kjellin:

cannabis sale for human rights - Oslo Police Station - AROD Civil Disobedience

About Roar Mikalsen

Mikalsen is the author of six books which are changing the world one at a time. His authorship covers a large area ranging from cosmology, mysticism, self-help, and consciousness research to power politics, human rights law, drug policy, constitutional interpretation, and social engineering. He is the founder of the Alliance for Rights-Oriented Drug Policies (AROD), an organization which addresses drug policy reform from a perspective of human rights and a nominee of two prestigious human rights awards (Vaclav Havel and Martin Ennals). A platform for his work is Life Liberty Productions, a publishing house and consulting agency dedicated to the Spirit of Freedom. You will find books that are embraced by professionals and have the potential to bring humanity one step further on the online store lifelibertybooks.com

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