NORML – National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Address 1100 H Street, NW, Suite 830, Washington, DC 20005


Our Mission:
To support the growth and development of all aspects of the industrial hemp industry.
We accomplish this by:

• Educating and informing the public about the health, environmental, and economic benefits of reviving an industry that has been prohibited for over seventy years;
• Building a community of individuals, businesses and organizations to facilitate the growth of the industry;
• Working collaboratively with industry, government officials, and the scientific community to create and implement industrial hemp standards, certifications and regulations.

Address 80 M Street, SE, Suite 130 Washington, DC 20003


The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp (“ATACH”) is a 501(c)(6) trade organization registered in Washington, DC, founded to promote the expansion, protection, and preservation of businesses engaged in the legal trade of industrial, medical, and recreational cannabis and hemp based products.

The American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp is a place for marijuana and hemp industry leaders and well­ known, well­ capitalized businesses who are entering the industry, to promote marketplace expansion, develop regulation, and adopt industry standards.

ATACH is ushering in the next phase of marketplace expansion by providing a bridge from the cannabis industry to mainstream, name brand, businesses who will be partners in advancing the industry and ending prohibition. The organization is playing a leading role in professionalizing industry representation and facilitating the next generation of the marketplace.

National Cannabis Festival was founded in 2015 by a small group of cannabis enthusiasts to celebrate marijuana legalization in DC and across the nation.

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Someone is arrested for a marijuana offense every 48 seconds. 87% of these arrests are for marijuana possession — not for sale or manufacturing. In the U.S., there are more arrests for marijuana possession each year than for all violent crimes combined.

Marijuana prohibition has failed.
It’s time for a new approach, and MPP is leading the way. Since our founding in 1995, we’ve been making real progress in reforming U.S. marijuana laws, by:

Lobbying for legislation and running ballot initiative campaigns to allow seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana with their doctors’ recommendations
Lobbying for legislation and sponsoring ballot initiatives to replace marijuana prohibition with a sensible system of regulation
Garnering widespread media coverage of the need to change marijuana policies
Lobbying Congress to reduce the White House drug czar’s budget for his deceptive ad campaigns
Building coalitions of supportive individuals and organizations to advocate on behalf of marijuana policy reform
and much more.
Because MPP believes that the greatest harm associated with marijuana is prison, we focus on removing criminal penalties for marijuana use, with a particular emphasis on making marijuana medically available to seriously ill people who have the approval of their doctors.