Our Platform

Activism

“There’s a lot of activism that doesn’t deal with empowerment, and you have to empower yourself in order to be relevant to any type of struggle.” – Talib Kweli

Chicago NORML believes in a empowering the masses through a fierce yet methodical approach to positively changing the culture of perception surrounding the legalization of Marijuana.

Justice

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Marijuana has been used to disproportionally harm People of Color for decades through the War on Drugs and similar anti-working class programs. Chicago Norml is actively working to reverse the harm this malpractice as done.

Industry

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Chicago NORML believes superb occupational comprehension of standards through quality learning and professional development is how the medical marijuana industry will ensure its workforce enhances the bottomline of an already booming industry.

Patient Advocacy

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama

Through compassion and reasonability, it is easy to ascertain how marijuana can benefit the public at-large. Chicago NORML, from its inception and into perpetuity, has been and will be a vessel for patient advocacy through inclusion and empathy.