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Our Mission


Orange County NORML (OC NORML) is a chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws founded in 2003.


OC NORML holds free public monthly meetings, conducts local lobbying, assist students and journalists in research, and works to educates the public about pending legislation and responsible usage. 

Next Meetings

General OC NORML Meeting

Wed November 13th 2019

at 7:30 PM

Bud & Bloom Event Space

1327 e. Saint Gertrude Pl. Santa Ana, Ca 92705


OC NORML Commercial Cannabis Licensing Task Force

Email KandiceOCNORML@aol.com about closed meeting info



All meetings free and open to the public, sign up for our email list for bios and more info on our meetings!

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. 


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. 


Cannakins Consulting is proud to donate our time and resources to support Orange County NORML chapter. 

Featured Speakers

November Guest Speaker


Ian Rassman on Cannabis Payment Solutions 

No meeting in December

Licensing Task Force

The OC NORML Industry Group has reorganized to the Licensing Task Force. This group meets after the General OC NORML meeting and is focused on working with elected City officials to increase the number of commercial cannabis licenses in Southern California. ​



News from CA NORML

FDA Holds Hearing on CBD as CA Moves Forward on Hemp


About 100 people testified at a public hearing held on May 31 by the FDA “in order to inform the regulatory path forward” on CBD. Manufacturers, researchers, doctors, laboratory representatives, lawyers and advocates (pro and con) were among those who spoke.

Governor Releases Revised State Budget, Statutory Changes Affecting Cannabis in Caiforia


Governor Gavin Newsom has issued a revised state budget with several cannabis provisions, according to the budget summary. The revised budget forecasts the state cannabis excise tax will generate $288 million in 2018-19 and $359 million in 2019-20, a reduction of $67 million and $156 million, respectively, from the original Governor’s Budget forecast. It states, “The forecast assumes continued growth of more than 15 percent annually as new businesses continue to enter the marketplace and local jurisdictions adjust to the state’s legal framework.