OC NORML Board 2019


Executive Director

Kandice Hawes founded Orange County NORML in 2003 after losing her financial aid due to a possession charge. In the thirteen years since thenOC NORML has become one of the most accomplished chapters in the NORML organization earning the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award at the 2012 NORML Convention. She currently serves as the chapters Executive Director and holds which holds three monthly meetings.


OC NORML has also been instrumental in organizing the Medical Cannabis Conference for Seniors in Laguna Woods and the Know Your Rights Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center. 


Kandice Hawes was named High Times Freedom Fighter of the month in November 2012. She was also named one of “Orange County’s 100 Most Influential People” by the Orange County Register in 2014 and named one of the “100 Most Interesting People in Orange County” by the OC Weekly in 2015.


Kandice Hawes recently served as the Principal Officer of the Committee to Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Political Action Committee. The PAC qualified a voter initiative to replace the ban on medical marijuana collectives in Santa Ana and received 54% of the vote in November 2014.​

Deputy Director 

Al Moreno is the Deputy Director of Orange County NORML,and has been since 2005. During his time at OC NORMLhe also served as Membership Director and staffed hundreds of events. He is originally from Long Island, N.Y. and went to S.U.N.Y. at Farmingdale and Orange Coast College. Al Moreno has been a resident of Orange County for more then36 years and was also involved in the Orange County Hemp Council in the 1990's. 

Merchandise Officer

Robert Eitner was born in Whittier has been a Freedom Fighter and all around Activist for more then30 Years with  groupslike NORML, the Freedom Fighters, Oregon Peaceworks, Food Not Bombs, Earth First, Greenpeace, Rainbow Family of living, and the Light Coalition. His first Hemp Rally was about 28 years ago at the Ann Arbor Hash bash. He now serves at the Merchandise director and helps make purcahsingdecisonfor the chapter and staffs our many event booths. 



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