NORML Ireland

NORML Ireland seeks to gain recognition for the rights of people to peacefully pursue activities relating to cannabis without unwarranted intervention by the authorities.

A Voice for Responsible Cannabis Users in the Republic of Ireland

Founded in 1970 in the USA, NORML is an international organisation representing cannabis consumers worldwide. NORML Ireland is a non-partisan, non-profit organisation working for more research into the benefits of the uses of the cannabis plant for all purposes. We aim to provide a support network to those seeking the normalisation of cannabis consumption and to influence a positive transformation to laws enabling responsible medical, spiritual, recreational and industrial uses in Ireland.

Harm Reduction

All drugs, including cannabis, can be abused. Our cannabis policies should discourage irresponsible use, including use by adolescents. The best way to prevent drug abuse is with honest, credible and factual drug education. Only in a climate in which cannabis is viewed from a public health perspective, instead of a criminal justice perspective, can prevention efforts be effective.


NORML Ireland supports the removal of all penalties for the private possession of cannabis by adults, cultivation for personal use, and the casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts. NORML Ireland also supports the development of a legally controlled market for cannabis.