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: May 6, 2014, Source: NORML

The government is increasing its marijuana production quota from 21 kilograms to 650 kilograms to meet demand.

Posted on: May 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No recreational intoxicant or therapeutic agent is completely safe, but pot is objectively safer than most available, legal alternatives.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2014, Source: High Times

Doctor: “We desperately need someone to step up and explore this potential for the efficacy of cannabis.”

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Why do prohibitionists keep pushing lies about legal weed?

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: NORML

Investigators analyzed data from a nationwide survey on alcohol and drug use.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A neuroimaging study of the brains of marijuana smokers caused unwarranted frenzy.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Two scientific papers suggest the dire warnings we've heard about marijuana for decades don't hold water.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: NORML

Media outlets reporting otherwise are wrong.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Lawmakers should consider alternative legislative approaches when it comes to cannabis and driving.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Four states may allow limited access to cannabidiol while maintaining existing legal restrictions on the whole cannabis plant.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Former NIDA director suggests parents engage in the random drug testing of their children.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2014, Source: NORML

Cannabis prohibition is a “Draconian system where politics override science."

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You'd think the director of NIH would know a thing or two about the science of cannabis. You'd be wrong.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Don't sacrifice the plant for one of its healing compounds.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The science is clear that it's a terrible idea.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The drug czar is getting a quick lesson about accountability.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: High Times

That's the bottom line.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New polls indicate that marijuana law reform is still a winning issue — even in Republican leaning states.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

We should spend more time preventing alcohol fatalities.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Whether the governor’s plans will actually bring medicinal cannabis to sick New Yorkers remains dubious at best.