Our Mission

 The Ohio NORML chapter of the (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) 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. It is the opinion of this organization that the decision concerning the use of marijuana is an individual one and should not be dictated by law. 

We encourage all of you that believe that marijuana should be legalized for Medical, Recreational and Industrial use to get involved by donating to the cause and  becoming a member  of Ohio NORML. With your membership you will receive ongoing information on the benefits of Marijuana, updates on the progress being made to legalize marijuana and the opportunity to participate in rallies and fundraisers. You will also learn how to contact your representatives and how to get legal assistance if necessary.

Ohio NORML is the state chapter and part of our mission is to promote regional chapters of National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. We offer guidelines, support, information and exposure while insuring that they comply with NORML’s rules and regulations.  NORML chapters are located in Akron-Kent, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown, Athens/Nelsonville.

Membership is only $35 yearly for an individual. Here are some of the benefits you will enjoy as a member of the Ohio Norml chapter:  

  • Quarterly newsletter to keep you up to date on current events such as rallies, fundraisers, festivals, news information, announcements and activist tips.
  • T-Shirt and membership card.
  • Direct Involvement with the mechanism of change.


Latest News

  Welcome to the New Ohio NORML Website


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Ohio NORML would like to present our new website! We have strived to create a whole new user experience, making it easier to engage, participate and spread the word about marijuana law reform! With our new website, you now have...

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  Lawmakers Introduce First-Ever Senate Measure Authorizing Medical Marijuana


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"Today we join together to say enough is enough" Washington, DC: Members of the US Senate for the first time have introduced legislation to amend the classification and regulation of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. On Tuesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand...

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Upcoming Events

  End of Summer Music and Art Festival and Fundraiser


Friday, September 18, 2015 at 05:00 PM through September 21, 2015

   Burr Oak Family Resort in Gloustr, OH

Please find time in your calendar and join Southeast Ohio NORML 1st 3 day music festival, Sept 18 the gates will open @ 5:00 p.m. At the beautiful Burr Oak Family Resort, 6570 South State Route 78, Gloustr, OH. Your $30 ticket ($25 if you are a member) will give...

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  15th Annual Harvest Fest


Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:00 PM through September 27, 2015

   Medina Coon Club in Medina, OH

Music - Games - Raffles - Morning Yoga - The Triumphant Return of the Cannabis Cafe! Join the folks of Ohio NORML for a weekend of fun, food, music and merriment! Two stages, vendors and...

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Support Ending Marijuana Prohibition!

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 Ohio