NORML: National Organization that Reforms Marijuana Laws
National NORML was founded in 1970 by Keith Stroup and continues its work to advocate for cannabis consumers at the federal level. NORML has dozens of state and local chapters across the country that work on the local level to advocate for sensible cannabis policy. OC NORML works hand-in-hand with our state chapter CA NORML and focuses on the Southern California region and Orange County specifically.
Orange County NORML Mission Statement
Our mission is to be a resource center for those curious, consuming, medicating, or building in the cannabis space. Established in 2003 our goal remains to be the all-inclusive bridge to the cannabis community. A volunteer-led nonprofit that believes in cannabis legalization through policy change, education, and connection.
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 speaks regularly at community events, seminars and attends city council meetings to consistently share the OC NORML mission.
The F.A.C.E. (Fostering Awareness through Cannabis Education) Campaign is a free educational community program. The purpose is to educate residents on the history of cannabis, medical benefits, current laws and regulations, and answer questions residents have about cannabis in their community.
Cannabis Licensing Task Force
The Bridge of Communication and Understanding
The Commercial Cannabis Licensing Task Force is a subcommittee of OC NORML designed to educate elected and city staff on reasonable cannabis policy and best practices. The goal of the Task Force is to expand cannabis licensing to allow for the creation of more job opportunities, diversity, and to help municipalities raise much-needed tax revenue, while never forgetting the consumer and patients. OC NORML is not a special interest group; we work towards making the industry fair and equitable for all.
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.
PERSONNEL & STAFF
The Orange County NORML Board is elected annually in July. The Officers serve on a volunteer basis and work towards achieving the goals set by the Board of Directors.
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.