Our Mission

Houston NORML’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently through open and honest conversation to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults and to educate and inform the public of the benefits of cannabis and the dangers of prohibition.

We are the Houston chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws which is a non-profit organization, 501(c)(4), dedicated to educating the public about marijuana and lobbying for as change in local, state and federal law.

Our goals are to move public opinion in Texas sufficiently to reform marijuana laws and provide a voice, in the public policy debate, for responsible marijuana consumers, patients, and those who support reform. We provide resources to Texans who oppose marijuana prohibition and support ending the practice of arresting marijuana consumers.

We do not advocate the breaking of any laws, only the reform of unjust marijuana related laws.

Houston NORML originated in 1989 with founders Rick Potthoff and Richard Lee. We have been active in many educational events to inform the public about the harms associated with the prohibition of marijuana.


Board of Directors

Cara Bonin - Executive Director Cara Bonin
Executive Director
Cara Bonin is a sixth generation Katy, Texan, an entrepreneur, and is committed to animal rescue…
Romana Harding - Deputy DirectorRomana Harding
Deputy Director
Romana is a proud Navy veteran. The VA sent her from California to Houston for treatment…
Samantha Oser - Communications DirectorSamantha Oser
Communications Director
Sam serves Houston NORML as the communication director. She graduated from UHCL…
Seanda Blocker - Director of Patient OutreachSeanda Blocker
Director of Patient Outreach
Seanda coordinates Patient Outreach. She earned her bachelor’s degree (BSN)…
Rahel Abraham - Director of OperationsRahel Abraham
Director of Operations
Rahel is a proud advocate for cannabis and works with Houston NORML as Director of Operations…
Cristina Ybarbo - Director of Montgomery County NORMLCristina Ybarbo
Director of Montgomery County NORML
Cristina Ybarbo has been a member of Houston NORML for over 2 years…

Join Us

Become an official member of Houston NORML or attend one of our events. We’re always looking for more people to get involved. Help us legalize Texas! We can provide an informational booth or speaker for your next event. Feel free to email us to find out more. We meet on the 3rd Thursday at 7:30PM.
Midtown Bar and Grill 415 W Gray St Houston, TX 77019
See you there…