NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of cannabis by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high-quality cannabis that is safe, convenient, and affordable.
Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose cannabis prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting cannabis consumers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who use cannabis responsibly.
OC NORML Mission
Orange County NORML (OC NORML) was founded in 2003 and is a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. OC NORML continues the mission of NORML on a local level by conducting monthly meetings, offering free educational services, is a resource for elected officials and responds to issues that affect cannabis consumers in Orange County.
Our monthly chapter meetings have moved online
We invite and encourage everyone to join us every month online on the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm.
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Meeting ID: 837 5011 6106
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Become a Member
We invite and encourage everyone to become a member of OC NORML. Hit the sign-up button below or join us in person at one of our monthly meetings.
Membership is an annual $20 donation that helps to support our organization.
OC NORML is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.
Licensing Task Force
The OC NORML Commercial Cannabis Licensing Task Force purpose is to expand licensing in OC through education and advocacy to provide more opportunities for business owners, create good-paying jobs, and to raise much-needed tax revenue.
To join the Task Force you must be an OC NORML members and download and email the below form.
Book a Speaker
OC NORML can provide a speaker to your group to provide an update on laws, cannabis regulations and medical uses at no cost.
In the past, OC NORML has presented to religious organizations, schools, neighborhood associations, government organizations, and social groups.
Cannakins Consulting is proud to donate our time and resources to support Orange County NORML chapter.
News from CA NORML
Clearing of Past Marijuana Crimes Moves Forward Across California
June 28, 2020 – Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act or AUMA), which California voters passed in November 2016, allowed people with past marijuana convictions to petition the court for expungement or resentencing. AB 1793 (Bonta), to automatically expunge or resentence certain past marijuana crimes without requiring the filing of a petition, passed and was signed into law in 2018, and is codified as Ca Health & Safety Code 11361.9.
Gov. Newsom Signs Order Extending Cannabis ID Card Tax Breaks
May 19, 2020 – The Governor has issued an executive order extending the expiration date of Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMIC) issued by county health departments. Under the order, MMICs that would otherwise have expired between March 4, 2020 and any day within 60 days from the date of the executive order shall remain valid for 60 days from the date of the order.