NORML's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults. 

In particular the corporation is organized;

1) To represent responsible consumers of cannabis and its derivatives;

2) To educate the public with respect to the effects of cannabis based on peer reviewed scientific studies;

3) To work for the passage of legislation and ballot measures that remove cannabis from classifications as a dangerous drug and remove criminal penalties with respect to responsible, adult users of cannabis; and

4) To foster an attitude that keeps cannabis from minors through education and regulation.