NORML: National Organization that Reforms Marijuana Laws

National NORML Mission Statement

NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of cannabis by adults, remove criminal penalties and stigma, and serve as an advocate assuring consumers have access to high-quality cannabis that is safe, convenient, and affordable. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose cannabis prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting cannabis consumers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who use cannabis responsibly.
There is a robust network of state and local chapters across the country. On the state level, California NORML works with legislators, provides resources, and publishes newsletters updating members across the state. Since 2003 OC NORML has been working on the local level to provide education and consumer advocacy to the Orange County community.

Community Driven Non-Profit

Since its founding, OC NORML has held consistent public meetings where advocates and supporters can learn about the current status of cannabis laws, discuss news and events, hear from special guest speakers, and network with other like-minded individuals. OC NORML organizes its own special events, participates in the cannabis industry, and community events. Our board of Directors speak regularly at community events, seminars and attends local city council meetings.

OC Norml Facts

OC Norml Facts

Since 2003 OC NORML remains the only cannabis consumer advocacy organization in OC. Throughout the years we have held many events, won many awards, and been involved in countless projects benefitting the community. Here are some fun facts about OC NORML.





Residents Reached


Volunteer Driven


The Orange County NORML Board is elected in January and serves on a volunteer basis.


Consider Making a DONATION to OC NORML

OC NORML is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Please consider making a donation and supporting our work. We are 100% volunteer driven and all funds go towards resources needed to achieve our goals.


January 1

ICCD Founded

Immersive Cannabis Career Development Program Founded
January 1

20 Year Anniversary

OC Norml celebrates 20 years of cannabis advocacy.
May 16

Measure BB

Santa Ana voters pass medical cannabis regulations.
May 16

National NORML Conference Award

OC NORML awarded best NORML Chapter at the Annual National NORML Conference
May 16

Measure CC

OC NORML qualifies Measure CC in Santa Ana to allow currently established operators to get a license
March 24

Know Your Rights Expo

OC NORML organizes the FIRST cannabis expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.
February 22

Medical Cannabis Conference

OC NORML organizes the Medical Cannabis Conference in Laguna Woods  
February 19

First OC Norml Rally

First OC NORML Rally at Huntington Beach Pier
March 15


OC NORML Founded by Kandice Hawes and holds its first meeting at Norms in Santa Ana.