National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Biography
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"For many patients, traditional medications do work and they do not require or desire medical marijuana. However, for a significant number of serious ill patients, including patients suffering from AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain among others, traditional medications do not provide symptomatic relief as effectively as medicinal cannabis. These patients must not be branded as criminals or forced to suffer needlessly in pain."
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"NORML serves as an informational resource to the national media on marijuana-related stories; lobbies state and federal legislators to permit the medical use of marijuana and to reject recent attempts to treat minor marijuana offenses more harshly; and serves as the umbrella group for a national network of citizen activists committed to ending marijuana prohibition."
NORML website (accessed Feb. 2003)
"NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty."
Adopted by the NORML Board of Directors, Feb. 27, 1999