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 $25 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
  • Membership card
  • Direct involvement with the mechanism of change

OHIO NORML

PO BOX 1484

ASHLAND, OH 44805

614-72-NORML

INFO@OHIONORML.ORG

 

Latest News

  Understanding Ohio’s Issue 3 Defeat


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Ohio’s marijuana legalization initiative was contentious even for legalization proponents. Here’s what the industry can learn from it.

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  Ohio Marijuana Task Force BUZZ


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 House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says he wants a report from the panel by the end of March

Legislative Press Conference Announcing Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Task Force

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OHIO HOUSE LAUNCHES NEW TASK FORCE TO CONSIDER LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

Sen. Burke and Sen. Yuko announce their plan to host a series of town hall forums

across the state to hear Ohioans' opinions on medicinal marijuana to be held starting in

Cleveland, Toledo and Cincinnati:

PLEASE BE SURE TO ATTEND THE FORUM NEAR YOU!!!

 Legislative Press Conference Announcing Statewide Listening Tour About Medical Marijuana

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Panel Members:

Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton), who will head the new House panel

  • Representative Dr. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City)
  • Representative Dan Ramos (D-Lorain)
  • Dr. Brian Santin, Ohio State Medical Association
  • Nick Lashutka, president of the Ohio Children's Hospital Association
  • Former Ohio attorney general Betty Montgomery
  • Jimmy Gould, co-founder of ResponsibleOhio
  • Chris Stock, author of Issue 3
  • Bill Sopko, chair of the Ohio Manufacturers' Association
  • Lora Miller, Ohio Council of Retail Merchants
  • Linda Hondros, Ohio Chamber of Commerce
  • Matt Szollosi, Affiliated Construction Trades
  • Larry Moliterno, Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers
  • Gary Wolske, Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio
  • Matt Lutz, Muskingum County Sheriff and third vice president of the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association

 

OHIO MEDICAL MARIJUANA TASK FORCE PUBLIC HEARING DATES:

When: Thu, January 28, 3pm – 6pm
Where: Columbus Statehouse TBC
Description: Kickoff meeting for Ohio State Representative Medical Marijuana Task Force
When: Thu, February 4, 3pm – 6pm
Where: Statehouse Columbus TBC
Description: Ohio State house public hearing, watch for more details
OHMMJ Task Force Public Hearing
When: Thu, February 11, 3pm – 4pm
Where: Statehouse Columbus TBC
Description: Ohio State house public hearing, watch for more details
Thu, February 11, 11am – 2pm
WhereScott Park auditorium, University of Toledo 2801 W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606 
Thu, February 11, 3pm – 5pm
WhereColumbus Statehouse, Room 313 Finance Conference Room 
OHMMJ Task Force Public Hearing
When: Thu, February 18, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Statehouse Columbus TBC
Description: Ohio State house public hearing, watch for more details
OHMMJ Task Force Public Hearing
When: Thu, February 25, 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Where: Statehouse Columbus TBC
Description: Ohio State house public hearing, watch for more details
OHMMJ Task Force Public Hearing
When: Thu, March 10, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Statehouse Columbus TBD
Description: Ohio State house public hearing, watch for more details

March 17 and March 31, and (if-needed) April 7

 

OHIO MEDICAL MARIJUANA TOWN HALL FORUMS:

Saturday, January 30th at 10AM

Senators Burke & Yuko @
Gerald H Gordon Conference Pavilion
Wolstein Center, Cleveland State University
2000 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44115

Ohio NORML would like to thank Speaker Cliff Rosenberger and our state legislators for forming this task force to discuss the future of medical marijuana in Ohio. Ohio NORML urges you to attend the hearings and offer your voice alongside us as we will be assisting task force efforts as much as we can. Please continue to follow Ohio NORML for further task force news and contact us @ info@ohionorml.org if you are interested in testifying or attending any of the hearings with other members of NORML.

 

Where are the patients / patient advocates on the panel? 

Longtime activists Cher Neufer, Mary Jane Borden, Don E. Wirtshafter want to know:

Some Medical Marijuana Advocates Question Being Left Off State Task Force

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Regional Chapters

Akron-Kent

Central Ohio

Cleveland

Miami Valley

North Central Ohio

Northwest Ohio

Southeast Ohio

Youngstown


Upcoming Meetings & Events

  Cleveland Ohio NORML Chapter Meeting


Saturday, February 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM

   Big Egg Restaurant in Cleveland, OH

Cleveland NORML meetings take place on the first Saturday of each month at 12:00 PM (new time). Our new location is the Big Egg Restaurant (5107 Detroit Ave). We will be updating our web page soon. The next public meeting is on February 6, 2016 (12pm-2pm), please attend for more information. Locations and dates are announced...

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  Akron Kent Ohio NORML Chapter Meeting


Sunday, February 07, 2016 at 02:00 PM

   Coffee Pot Cafe in Akron, OH

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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 Ohio