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Empire State NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)

Welcome to Empire State NORML!

Empire State NORML is the New York State Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. We hope you find the information here useful and educational. We strive to provide accurate and objective information as it pertains to the responsible adult use of marijuana, industrial hemp, medicinal marijuana and its prohibition status and our reform efforts.
Empire State NORML’s Goals:
  • Help bring about the end to prohibition of Cannabis in New York State.

  • Fight for the tens of thousands of cannabis consumers in New York!

  • Honor the rights of every adult in New York State to use marijuana responsibly, without the fear of breaking the law.

  • Defend the rights of the seriously ill, whose doctors recommend its medicinal use.

  • To expand access to New York’s severely limited and newly passed Medical Marijuana law.

  • Support it’s industrial and agricultural use as a way to bolster New York State’s struggling economy.

If you’d like to get involved send us an e-mail at and be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!













Empire State NORML’s  Mission Statement:

  • Empire State NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.

Empire State NORML - New York Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws - chapter

Marijuana prohibition applies to everyone, including the sick and dying. Of all the negative consequences of prohibition, none is as tragic as the denial of medicinal cannabis to the tens of thousands of seriously ill patients who could benefit from its therapeutic use. Until Congress is persuaded to amend federal law legalizing prescriptive access to marijuana, states have an obligation to protect patients seeking relief with medical cannabis from arrest and prosecution under state law. Basic compassion and common sense demand that we allow America's seriously ill citizens to use whatever medication is safe and effective to alleviate their pain and suffering. - Keith Stroup, Esq., Founder, NORML