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.

2014 has already been a big year for marijuana in Maryland. During the most 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 next 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.

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Legislative Session 2015

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Upcoming Events

  Maryland General Assembly 2015 Session Start

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 01:00 PM

   Maryland State House in Annapolis, MD

Legislative Session start.  Let's legalize in 2015


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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

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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