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

  Maryland 2019 Cannabis Legalization Lobby Day Registration

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 07:30 AM

   HB Room 170 in Annapolis, MD

Maryland NORML calls on all who support legalizing responsible adult cannabis use in Maryland to register for the most impactful event of the 2019 legislative session! The purpose of this lobby day event is to demonstrate that the citizens of Maryland are ready for the General Assembly to hold a...


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  MD NORML 2019 Policy Priorities


Maryland NORML 2019 Policy Priorities 1. Legal adult use and access from licensed businesses Maryland is proud to call itself the “Free State.” It is intrinsic to freedom that each of us has free domain over our body, our ideas, our...


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