Educating America About Marijuana and Marijuana Policy
The NORML Foundation, a sister organization to NORML, is a nonprofit foundation established in 1997 to better educate the public about marijuana and marijuana policy options, and to assist victims of the current laws. Read the NORML Foundation mission statement (en Español). Headed by Executive Director Allen F. St. Pierre, the NORML Foundation maintains a professional staff and shares office space with NORML in Washington, DC.
The NORML Foundation has been qualified as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation by the Internal Revenue Service, and donations to the foundation are tax-deductible.
The NORML Foundation sponsors public advertising campaigns designed to inform the public about the costs of marijuana prohibition and the benefits of alternative policies; distributes a weekly press release to the national media and citizen activists focusing on recent developments pertaining to marijuana research and policy; publishes a regular newsletter; provides legal assistance and support to victims of the current marijuana laws; undertakes relevant research; and hosts, with NORML, an informative web site and an annual conference.