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Providing you with trustworthy cannabis education 

Welcome

As we look to our future and honor our past, It's incredible to see where we've been and how far we've come. We must celebrate the efforts tasked with the previous board and all of its organizational companions that brought us here, yet there is still so much to be done. 

I'm excited for the future of our chapter as we carry on the torch. My passion for consumer in the cannabis industry will be expressed through science backed quality assurance information gathered from my SC Labs consultant position that will only strengthen and improve our industry. Our newly formed, diverse, across the state board will collectively take on small business protection in building out pathways for the legacy market to have access into the legal market. 

It's an honor to be leading Illinois NORML with this board full of inspiring thoughtleaders who will help further adding good to the world through our work here. 

I look forward to uniting for the same cause we all believe in, legal and safe cannabis federally with social equity. 

This strategic plan is only the beginning.

MARGO VESELY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

OUR MISSION

 We are a 501 C (3) committed to providing scientific backed cannabis education provided by our charitable intern and volunteer network.

IL NORMAL BOARD
SEPTEMBER 2022

 

OUR VISION

Illinois NORML will be a leader in assisting entrepreneurs, especially those with legacy market backgrounds to become high quality and consumer safety minded businesses to ensure the health and growth of the Legal Cannabis industry in Illinois.

We will continue to protect consumers from harmful, untested or uncertified cannabis products; to educate the public on cannabis issues; and to improve social equity in the cannabis market statewide.

 

OUR HISTORY

The oldest and largest marijuana legalization organization in the country, NORML maintains a professional staff in Washington, DC, headed by Executive Director Erik Altieri, and a network of volunteer state and local NORML Chapters across the country.

Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana consumers. A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who use marijuana responsibly.

STRATEGIC GOALS

Events

Education

Social Equity

Education

501 C (3)

To define Illinois NORML level of activity as a C3 educational organization . 

We will conduct research with our medical & science director and interns, offering consulting on Cannabis/Hemp compliance in the State of Illinois

P A R T N E R S H I P S

Partnered with likeminded businesses to Produce a variety of statewide events that engage, educate, and bring diverse constituencies together around our goals.

EDUCATION
SOCIAL EQUITY

LEGACY TO LEGAL

To help entrepreneurs on the legacy market build successful legal businesses through education and mental health services. 

Our goal is to help not only with legal, financial, and business operations but to include those that have paved the path before us to ensure continued success

OUR BOARD

MARGO VESELY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JERMONT MONTGOMERY

DEPUTY DIRECTOR 

JON RUDDICK

TREASURER

DAVID LONG

SECRETARY

THOMAS HOWARD

LEGAL COUNSEL