Greater St. Louis NORML started in 1994 by cannabis activists willing to challenge the local, state and federal government’s “War on Drugs”. They wanted to present an honest perspective to offset the anti-marijuana propaganda from elected officials, local government, courts and law enforcement agencies.
Greater St. Louis NORML has led and supported efforts to decriminalize marijuana and lower marijuana penalties. We have organized public actions including rallies, marches and events. Our long tradition of educating the public and bringing awareness to these issues is fueled by passionate activists. We invite you to join us to help change cannabis laws.
We’ve sponsored local “March to the Arch” events to bring awareness to marijuana legalization issues. Our members are often interviewed by local media where we can bring testimony to the wasteful and ineffective “War on Drugs” that costs U.S. taxpayers $50 billion annually.
Greater St. Louis NORML provides a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana users. Missouri arrests more than 20,000 of its citizens every year and the toll over the last decade approaches a quarter of a million people churned through the legal system and branded with criminal record that affects them their entire life.
Our local chapter works with a growing Missouri network of state NORML chapters on common issues to present a unified voice against prohibitionist Missouri marijuana laws.
Our committed volunteer citizen-activists work every day to end marijuana prohibition with the goal of complete legalization.