Welcome to Maryland NORML!

The Maryland state chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, strives to educate the public and grow the movement toward marijuana legalization in Maryland. We also seek to help build, support and organize NORML chapters throughout the state in order to effectively communicate with one another to work toward our common goal.

We wish to provide education and resources to empower the citizens of Maryland to work with the Maryland General Assembly to ensure proper decriminalization and medical marijuana laws get passed.

2015 is already shaping up to be a big year for marijuana in Maryland.  Seventeen bills regarding marijuana have been introduced.  During the last recent legislative session the General Assembly passed both a decriminalization bill as well as furthered the reach of an existing medical marijuana bill. Over the last year Maryland NORML has joined forces with organizations across our state & country as a member of the historic Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland.

Looking forward we have more obstacles to overcome before we can join the ranks of Colorado and Washington state in the land of legalization. But Maryland NORML with the help ordinary citizens like yourself look forward to working hard to bring forth that change.

This legislative session, be assured Maryland NORML is there to move this issue forward and make legal medical for all, and recreational use of cannabis by responsible adults.




WATCH the live stream of the Judiciary Hearing at 1:00 PM on 2/24/15Choose House Judiciary, date, Session 2 THEN click on ►

Support Senate Bill 531 and House Bill 911. Email your representatives now!

Help us get the word out and move toward full legalization in Maryland.
Funds help pay for Room rentals, lobbying efforts, guest speakers & meetings.

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Upcoming Events

  Testify, Be There for Hearing on SB 531 - Marijuana Control and Revenue Act of 2015

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at 01:00 PM

   Hearing on SB 531 - Marijuana Control and Revenue Act of 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland

Join us to support SB 531 - Marijuana Control and Revenue Act of 2015.   We will be down in Annapolis on Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM.  People are very welcome to attend to show support for this legislation as well as testify.  You must be there 1 hour...


  Maryland NORML State Meeting - Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday, March 07, 2015 at 01:00 PM

   Maryland NORML State Meeting - Towson Library in Towson, MD

Maryland NORML will be holding our first quarter state meeting at the Towson Library on York road in the Towson Meeting Room.   We have some special guests that will be joining us.  Please see the following link for directions.  http://www.bcpl.info/towson


  Maryland NORML Coming Events

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 06:00 PM


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Your Voice Heard

Maryland NORML acts as your advocate, bringing together all Maryland citizens who support common sense drug policy reform. Standing together we can truly be heard by our state representatives.

Educating The Public

Changing minds takes education. Drug policy reform makes sense and NORML is dedicated to enlightening the public and changing minds.

Building Bridges

Building brides across the partisan political divides is key to the success of drug policy reform. Those of any party are welcome at NORML.

Latest News

  Tax & Regulate Legislation Plus Improvements to Decriminalization in 2015


Maryland is going to move forward again this year with tax & regulate legislation.  Members of the Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland have been working hard with legislators.  We will be holding a Lobby Night on February 2, 2015 so that the people of Maryland can...


  What you need to know about the Maryland decriminalization law


In the state of Maryland, marijuana is currently classified as a Schedule I substance, with a high potential for abuse and no recognized medical value. A person arrested for possession of marijuana can be convicted of a misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in prison, a $1,000 fine or...


Support Ending Marijuana Prohibition!

NORML depends on our members for support in our efforts to eliminate marijuana prohibition and bring about common sense drug policy in the state of Maryland