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 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.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Another knee-jerk bad idea.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2015, Source: AlterNet

No, smoking pot likely will not make you psychotic.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2015, Source: NORML

Drivers who test positive for the presence of THC in blood are no more likely to be involved in motor vehicle crashes than are drug-free drivers.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Five new cannabis-centric studies warrant major attention.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: AlterNet

News outlets continue to ignore research that belies government anti-pot propaganda.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2015, Source: NORML

Some coughing, maybe; but serious issues, no.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Even a minor pot bust can be life-altering for people unlucky enough to be arrested in one of these five states.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2014, Source: NORML

Nebraska and Oklahoma don't like Colorado's legal marijuana system, and they want the US Supreme Court to get rid of it for them.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: Truthout

The takeaway from Election 2014 is clear: Americans agree that the enforcement of marijuana prohibition is not working.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Uh oh -- new study looks at brain imaging of marijuana consumers, but it's impossible to draw conclusions.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2014, Source: AlteNet

Investigators at John Hopkins University assessed the impact of second-hand marijuana smoke.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2014, Source: NORML

A recent study proves what most real-life pot smokers already know.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They're looking particularly at cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic compound in pot.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Five new cannabis-centric studies that warrant major attention.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Science conclusively shows that pot has been inaccurately classified for nearly half a century.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: NORML

In a new stud, CBD administration improved the quality of life for patients.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Patients who might benefit from CBD therapy remain best served by advocating for laws legalizing the entire cannabis plant.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new study of over 600 couples shows more frequent marijuana use means less frequent violence.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: NORML

A major finding showing the social value of medical cannabis.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The country’s marijuana policies continue to be divorced from science.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A growing number of local ballot measures would depenalize pot-related offenses across the country.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The drug czar's office still opposes legalizing cannabis.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: NORML

This uptick in arrests comes even though pot remains widely used, available, and perceived of as safe by most Americans.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Voters nationwide could radically alter marijuana policy this November.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2014, Source: NORML

Oregon's legalization initiative qualifies for the 2014 ballot.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There would be far more literature about cannabis’ efficacy if the feds didn't impede studies.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A paper in the esteemed journal uses distortions to lay out the federal case for keeping marijuana illegal.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source: High Times

State and federal hemp laws are rapidly changing.

Posted on: May 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

By any objective analysis, cannabis and cannabinoids exceed the FDA’s existing standards for medicine.

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.