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: 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.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The press reports on the JAMA meta-analysis of cannabinoid research were all over the place. Most of them missed the story.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2015, Source: NORML

HHS's decision to undo the requirement that marijuana studies undergo a Public Health Service review is a step in the right direction, but only a step.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015, Source: NORML

In a closely watched case, Judge Kimberly Mueller could have challenged the Schedule 1 classification of marijuana, but didn't.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The root cause of conditions such as migraines and irritable bowel syndrome may be endocannabinoid deficiency.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: NORML

It's already a done deal. A pot legalization initiative will go before the voters in the November 2016 election.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Rep. David SImpson makes a surprising case for ending prohibition.