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“Nobody Knows Anything.” Farmers Struggle to Navigate Georgia’s Half-Baked Hemp Law

“Nobody Knows Anything.” Farmers Struggle to Navigate Georgia’s Half-Baked Hemp Law Interview and photos by Laura Williams for Peachtree NORML. [Throughout this piece, click Barry Smith’s quotes to hear his voice. Audio may open in a new tab.] On a narrow rural road through the …

ICYMI: Georgia Runoff Results Bode Well For Cannabis If Lawmakers Follow Through, Industry Pros Say

Don’t miss yesterday’s article at Benzinga, which includes the views of Peachtree NORML leadership among Georgia’s “cannabis industry pros.” We’re proud to be representing our members and their interests at a critical time in Georgia, and a key juncture for cannabis policy nationally. Leaders Laura …

Peachtree NORML Public Meeting Recap: Dec 8 2020

Peachtree NORML’s first full public meeting under its newly elected board of directors took place Dec 8, 2020 at our ‘home’ of 12 years: the freshly rescued Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta. In a room of old friends and new faces (we think? darn masks) we …

What NORML Does

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.

During the 1970s, NORML led the successful efforts to decriminalize minor marijuana offenses in 11 states and significantly lower marijuana penalties in all others.Today NORML continues to lead the fight to reform state and federal marijuana laws, whether by voter initiative or through the elected legislatures.

A nonprofit public-interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly.

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Peachtree NORML offers members many opportunities to network with the Georgia cannabis community and to help others. If you are looking for a cannabis legalization organization that is active year-round then you've found us.

Educating Georgia

The primary goal of Peachtree NORML is to provide information and education to Georgia citizens about the failure of an 80 year-old war on the cannabis plant. We do this by providing our opinion and links to information that encourage you to research the facts on your own.

Lobbying Our Leaders

A large part of Peachtree NORML's efforts involve rallying stakeholders and encouraging them to speak directly to their elected leaders and policy makers. The only way to end prohibition is to change the law, so we make sure lawmakers hear from our members.

Defending Patients

The Peachtree NORML Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is proud to raise funds for Georgians that have been wrongfully arrested for the crime of possessing a plant. 100% of the donations made to the Legal Defense Fund are used to pay for the legal expenses of these drug war victims.

Supporting Our Members

Peachtree NORML is VERY active in the marijuana legalization effort in Georgia, and this creates a lot of opportunities for members to meet, fellowship and network. We have multiple chapters who hold monthly meetings as an opportunity to both develop strategy as well as socialize with like-minded people.

Drug War Statistics

The United States has the largest prison population in the world, and the highest per-capita incarceration rate. In 2016 in the US, there were 655 people incarcerated per 100,000 population in the United States.

U.S. drug arrests per year


U.S. marijuana arrests per year


GA marijuana arrests per year


Recorded marijuana deaths


Drug War Victim Testimony

Tell Us Your Story

If you want others to know about how the war on marijuana has affected you or a friend or family member send us your story. We will make sure it gets seen by others.

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