Southeastern Wisconsin NORML’s mission is to educate the Wisconsin public on cannabis and the harms of cannabis prohibition, and to advocate for the legalization of the production and use of cannabis for medical, adult recreational, and industrial purposes.
Southeastern Wisconsin NORML (SE WI NORML) was formed in January 2011 in Milwaukee. We’re an all volunteer group that consists of passionate, hardworking, and determined activists that are working to end the injustices cannabis prohibition has caused for Wisconsinites. We are dedicated to reforming cannabis laws throughout Wisconsin, and we fight for the legalization of medical cannabis, industrial hemp, and recreational cannabis under a model similar to Colorado’s.
Since 2011, we have been growing support for cannabis reform by raising public awareness through cannabis education and events, collaborating with legislators, organizing advocacy campaigns, and championing a cannabis community through our monthly meetings.
We’ve collected tens of thousands of signatures from Wisconsin residents showing their support for cannabis, organized several pro-cannabis billboards (including Wisconsin’s first!) in the Milwaukee area, and have participated in numerous community events across the state. Most recently, we contributed to the overwhelming success of the cannabis advisory referendums in 16 counties and two cities, and the election of pro-cannabis candidates in the November 2018 election.
Each year we host the March for Cannabis on the first Saturday in May to correspond with the Global Marijuana March that has been marching since 1999. Thousands of people have come out to march in support for cannabis reform through this event. Check out the 2018 March for Cannabis here!
In 2019, Gov. Tony Evers made medical cannabis and decriminalization a statewide conversation by adding it to his state budget proposal. Now it’s up to us and the people of Wisconsin to contact our state representatives and advocate for reforming cannabis laws in our communities.
Please attend a monthly meeting and check out our Get Involved page to learn how you can help! Monthly meetings are at 6pm on the second Tuesday of the month at the downtown Milwaukee Public Library.