Welcome to Maryland NORML!

The Maryland state chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws educates the public and grows the movement toward marijuana legalization in Maryland.

We provide education and resources to empower the citizens of Maryland to work with the General Assembly to ensure proper cannabis legalization for adults.


Current Cannabis Laws in Maryland as of October 1, 2014:

  • Decriminalization of up to 10 grams of marijuana

            - Civil citation – $100 (1st time), $250 (2nd), $500 and court 
              appearance (3rd)
            - No record, no jail time
            - Flower and concentrates are treated equally

  • Decriminalization of paraphernalia

            - Civil citation - $100

  • Decriminalization of public smoking

            - Civil citation - $500

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As of December 1, 2017 medical marijuana dispensaries are now open in the state of Maryland. Patients can register for the Maryland Medical Cannabis Program process online. For more important information please go to - 






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Upcoming Events

  Preparing for the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 06:30 PM

   Charles E. Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City, MD

General Meeting - Preparing for the 2018 Maryland Legislative SessionThursday, December 14, 20176:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center, Howard County Library System9421 Frederick Rd. Ellicott City, MD 21042 Guest speaker is Mila Johns More details are forthcoming FREE AND OPEN TO...


  Be A Chief Mixer and Maryland NORML Food Drive

Friday, December 22, 2017 at 08:00 PM through December 23, 2017

   Joe Squared Pizza and Bar in Baltimore, MD

  Maryland NORML is proud to partner with marijuana lifestyle brand Chief Loud and Baltimore based media company Crooked Streetz Entertainment for a Holiday Food Drive event on December 22nd at Joe Squared Pizza and Bar in Baltimore, MD. Learn how to register for medical marijuana! The night will...


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  Today was a Good Day


History was made today as Maryland joined 28 other progressive and forward-thinking states in our union, along with Washington D.C., when the first medical marijuana dispensary in Maryland was finally open to the public and those with a doctor's recommendation...


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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