In existence since 1970, the NORML Foundation sponsors public advertising campaigns to better educate the public about marijuana and alternatives to current marijuana policy; provides legal assistance and support to victims of the current laws; and undertakes relevant research.
The Chicago chapter supports this mission and, strives specifically to educate and motivate communities of color to destigmatize and accept the cannabis plant as a vehicle for health & wellness, political, and economic empowerment.
Recognizing that although the cannabis culture was a large part of daily life in our communities but the cannabis industry was not, we took matters into our own hands. Our work is based on 4 basic pillars.
Our members are engaged with community leaders and fight for opportunities for the safe access to medical cannabis.
02. SOCIAL JUSTICE
Our members are abreast of local & federal measures and pending bills. We connect directly with lawmakers and are helping to shape discussions about cannabis rights.
03. INDUSTRY & CULTURE
Our members are immersed in and make strong connections in both the business and health & wellness communities.
04. PATIENT EDUCATION
Our members routinely host formal and informal education sessions in the communities where there is a need.