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 and their County Councils, to ensure proper decriminalization, medical, and ultimately LEGALIZATION laws get passed.

2016 will be a big year for cannabis in Maryland.  We're expecting a good number of cannabis bills to be introduced next session, including a bill to fully legalize cannabis.  During the most recent legislative session the General Assembly passed a paraphernalia decriminalization bill only to be vetoed by Governor Hogan. We're hoping to have the veto overturned early in the 2016 session. 2016 will also be an exciting time in the state as we get ready for our medical cannabis program to be rolled out. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (http://mmcc.maryland.gov/) will license some 15 growers and over 100 dispensaries (2 per senatorial district) for the state of Maryland. Over the last  few years 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 Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state, and Washington DC in the land of legalization. But Maryland NORML - with the help citizens like yourself - looks forward to working to bring forth that change.

Be assured Maryland NORML is there to move this issue forward and make recreational use of cannabis by responsible adults legal.



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Upcoming Events

  Hearing and Rally for Medical Cannabis Anne Arundel County

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 05:30 PM

   Rally for Medical Cannabis, Public Hearing Anne Arundel County in Annapolis, MD



  Psychedelic Seminar with LEAP's Michael Wood

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 06:30 PM

   Psychedelic Seminar with LEAP's Michael Wood in Baltimore, MD

Seating is Limited (35 seats).  Registration REQUIRED below. Please join us at Artifact Coffee House.  Michael A. Wood, Jr. is a retired Baltimore police officer, a speaker for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), and a proponent of a new era of policing. Michael will share his experiences...


  Fells Point Festival 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM through October 25, 2015

   Fells Point Festival with Maryland NORML

Festival has been tentatively rescheduled due to the hurricane. Maryland NORML will be at the Fells Point Festival on October 24 and 25!  Please monitor Fells Point Fun Festival Facebook for updates on the hurricane & the Event.   If it happens, look for us at...


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  Expungement Law Kicks in Oct 1


Criminal expungement (SB0651): A new law will allow people convicted of crimes to petition for expungement, or obliterate it from their record, if the act is no longer considered a crime in the state. This could...


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