Advocating for Cannabis Consumers’ Rights Since 1972


We are a 501 c(4) Nonprofit dedicated to lobbying for consumers access to high quality cannabis that is safe, convenient, and affordable in a normalized and de-stigmatized society, while protecting the Cannabis plant and its consumers through safe cannabis resources.


We will continue to protect consumers from harmful, untested or uncertified cannabis products; to educate the public on cannabis issues; and to improve social equity in the cannabis market statewide.


The removal of all penalties for the private possession and responsible use of marijuana by adults, including cultivation for personal use, and casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts” and advocates for “the creation of a legal and regulatory framework for marijuana’s production and retail sale to adults.


Established in 1970, Illinois NORML is the first of the oldest and largest marijuana legalization organizations in the country.  NORML maintains a professional staff in Washington, DC, headed by Executive Director Erik Altieri, and a network of volunteer state and local NORML Chapters across the country.

Since its founding, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana consumers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who use marijuana responsibly.


501 c (4)

To define Illinois NORML level of activity as a C4 political organization . 

We will concentrate on crafting, sponsoring, and consulting on past, present, & future Cannabis legalization and policies in the State of Illinois. 

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