Our Vision

A world where responsible cannabis users are not persecuted can be realized.  Our nation was built by cannabis farmers and for centuries it was utilized not just as an industrial crop, but a medicine.  We seek to usher in a renewed era of freedom and medical research by bringing an end to cannabis prohibition.


Meet the Team

Central Florida NORML's Executive Board is a team of professionals dedicated to reforming the marijuana laws of Florida and defending the rights of all patients and responsible marijuana users.

Christopher C. Cano, MPA

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Armed with multiple degrees from the University of South Florida and a background in public policy, Chris is dedicated to ensuring CFL NORML accomplishes its mission.  As a co-founder of Central Florida NORML he remains dedicated to protecting the civil rights of all responsible cannabis users.

Carla Shinn

Director of Events & Marketing

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Michael Thompson

Director of Communications

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Carlos J.A. Hermida, MBA

Co-Founder & Deputy Director

Possessing a Masters in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and undergraduate degrees from the University of South Florida, Carlos is an exemplar of compassionate entrepreneurship in the cannabis industry.  As a co-founder of CFL NORML he ensures people come first.

Gary J. Stein, MPH

Director of Public Policy

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Veronica Azucena

Director of Membership

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Tiffany Lewis

Director of Fianance

An alumni of the University of Central Florida, Tiffany's background in Business Management and Entrepreneurship make her an invaluable member of CFL NORML.  As a collegiate member of UCF's NORML chapter and a judge for the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup she has been actively involved in cannabis industry.

How to Get Involved

Central Florida NORML is a member-driven organization which means we need you to end marijuana prohibition.