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Term: National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML /ˈnɔːrməl/ (listen)) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that advocates for the reform of marijuana laws in the United States regarding both medical and non-medical use. According to their website, NORML supports "the removal of all penalties for the private possession and responsible use of marijuana by adults, including cultivation for personal use, and casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts" and advocates for "the creation of a legal and regulatory framework for marijuana's production and retail sale to adults". NORML also has a sister organization, NORML Foundation, that focuses on educational efforts and providing legal assistance and support to people affected negatively by current marijuana laws. Organizations that operate under the NORML banner in other countries include NORML New Zealand, NORML Ireland, NORML Canada, NORML UK, NORML South Africa, and NORML France.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, NORML
FounderKeith Stroup, Esq.
FocusLegalization or decriminalization of marijuana in the United States
  • Washington, D.C.
Area served
United States
Key people
Erik Altieri, Executive Director

Rick Steves, Board Chairman Morgan Fox, Political Director

Keith Stroup, Norm Kent, Paul Armentano
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