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: 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.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2015, Source: NORML

Drug treatment beds are a scarce resource. Why are judges filling them with pot smokers?

Posted on: Dec 3, 2015, Source: NORML

Investigators reviewed twelve years of data from the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Pot smokers have a reduced risk of developing high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2015, Source: NORML

New polls show strong support for marijuana in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania ahead of next year's national elections.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: NORML

Reefer Madness-style propaganda is so last century.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2015, Source: NORML

You know that times have changed when the GOP is split on pot.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2015, Source: NORML Stash Blog

Two new JAMA studies largely fail to support past claims about marijuana and brain health.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2015, Source: High Times

This latest study is not the first to link cannabis use with lower incidences of obesity and diabetes.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2015, Source: NORML

Shocking statement by the director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

They're calling on the DEA to consider the prospect of licensing private manufacturers of cannabis for research purposes.