Stories by Paul Armentano

Paul Armentano is the deputy director of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and serves as a senior policy advisor for Freedom Leaf, Inc. He is the co-author of the book, Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (Chelsea Green, 2013). subscribe to Paul Armentano's feed

Posted on: Mar 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

No, smoking marijuana doesn't lower your intelligence.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2017, Source: NORML

If the Trump administration wants to go to war with weed, it's going to find itself politically isolated.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: NORML

You can now legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and up to six plants in the state. But you'll have to wait awhile for pot shops to open.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The year has seen another mountain of marijuana research, and there's a lot of good news.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2016, Source: Freedom Leaf

Less obesity and greater workforce participation are just two of the many benefits.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2016, Source: NORML

Elected officials try to undo the one bright spot of November 8th.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The news coverage emphasized DEA's refusal to reschedule marijuana, but there's something else going on, too.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2016, Source: NORML

In states where medical marijuana is legal, prescription drug abuse is less rampant.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2016, Source: NORML

Rescheduling cannabis would be helpful in some respects, but does not go nearly far enough toward ending federal pot prohibition.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

At some point, enough conclusive evidence will shatter the old myths.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Signatures are still being gathered, but the nation's most populous state appears poised to free the weed in November.

Posted on: Feb 25, 2016, Source: High Times

Moving from Schedule I to Schedule II doesn't go far enough towards legalization.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Here's the latest research on pot and drinking, pot and opiate dependency, pot and IQ, pot and migraines, and pot and obesity.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A study has found that cannabis oil ingestion corresponded with decreased levels of aggression, irritability, apathy and delusions.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Researchers reported no dose-response relationship between cannabis use and IQ decline.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Misleading and scientifically illiterate claims notwithstanding, there's little definitive evidence marijuana makes you dumb, dense, or crazy.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Politicians such as Chris Christie and Debbie Wasserman Schultz have long been against marijuana law reform.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

By contrast, teen cigarette smoking was associated with poorer educational outcomes.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2016, Source: NORML

All smoke is not created equal.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2016, Source: NORML Stash Blog

New data upends a common assumption.