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Mission Statement

Cleveland NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.

Cleveland NORML is an officially recognized affiliate of NORML, The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, located in Washington D.C.

medical leaf thumbMedical Marijuana: A Priority

Cleveland NORML has dedicated itself to the legalization of medical marijuana. We have taken the stance, as a chapter, that medical and recreational use are separate legal issues and must be addressed separately. We at Cleveland NORML believe that the sick and terminally ill should be a priority in the fight for reasonable marijuana laws. We welcome all members of our community in support of medical marijuana, regardless of their position on full legalization. You will always find a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

About Cleveland NORML

Cleveland NORML is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization which seeks to represent the interests of Ohio citizens who believe the medical and recreational use of marijuana should no longer be a crime. Check us out and meet up with with friendly, like-minded people to discuss issues surrounding both marijuana and the laws governing it's use. Through civil and political action, we can advance our state's drug laws toward a more sensible policy.


Ending marijuana prohibition is not a partisan issue. Prohibition is a conservative issue, a liberal issue, a libritarian issue, it effects us all and crosses all political boundaries.


Our meetings are held the first Saturday of every month. For more information, you can come to our monthly meetings. Locations and dates are announced in advance on this site, Facebook, Twitter and through Meetup.org.



Cleveland NORML complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Cleveland NORML is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in all actions, employment, association and involvement.


About NORML National

Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana smokers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly.

Because NORML lobbies state and federal legislators, donations to NORML are not tax deductible. During the 1970s, NORML led the successful efforts to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses in 11 states and significantly lower marijuana penalties in all others.


Today NORML continues to lead the fight to reform state and federal marijuana laws, whether by voter initiative or through the elected legislatures. NORML serves as an informational resource to the national media on marijuana-related stories, providing a perspective to offset the anti-marijuana propaganda from the government; lobbies state and federal legislators in support of reform legislation; publishes a regular newsletter; hosts, along with the NORML Foundation, an informative web site and an annual conference; and serves as the umbrella group for a national network of citizen-activists committed to ending marijuana prohibition and legalizing marijuana.

Our sister organization, the NORML Foundation sponsors public advertising campaigns to better educate the public about marijuana and alternatives to current marijuana policy; provides legal assistance and support to victims of the current laws; and undertakes relevant research.


The oldest and largest marijuana legalization organization in the country, NORML maintains a professional staff in Washington, DC, headed by Executive Director Allen St. Pierre, and a network of volunteer state and local NORML Chapters across the country.

Note that NORML and all affiliates neither promote nor condone illegal behavior.



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