::About NY NORML

NY NORML policy statements:

Mission statement:

New York NORML seeks to end the prohibition on marijuana through public advocacy and direct government involvement. 

Our short-term goals:

  • A state law permitting the use of a medical necessity defense in the criminal cases charging marijuana possession
  • A resolution in the city council supporting medical marijuana legislation
  • Changes in City policies which divert law enforcement resources away from violent crime in order to focus on small-scale drug doings
  • A resolution opposing the Higher Education Act which deprives students of financial aid if convicted of a marijuana offense
  • Providing scholarships to students who've lost their aid due to the HEA and legal referrals to those charged with marijuana crimes