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: Sep 19, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Polls find greater levels of support among voters today for legalization than ever before.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Fear spreads far too easily when it comes to cannabis.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Debunking one of the oldest theories about cannabis.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2017, Source: AlterNet

It's time to end 80 years of failure.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Fewer teens are using pot, and even fewer are using it problematically. But that hasn’t stopped drug treatment admissions from soaring.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

While ‘reefer madness’ makes headlines, scientific refutations of these claims often go unreported.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

According to one survey, 20 percent of Gen Xers and eight percent of boomers are making the switch from alcohol to pot.

Posted on: May 23, 2017, Source: AlterNet

These peer-reviewed studies lay waste to years of pot propaganda.

Posted on: May 17, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Legal marijuana is not sending teens to the ER, contrary to scaremongering headlines.

Posted on: May 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

People dependent on cocaine, opioids and other prescription drugs could ease out of their addictions with cannabis.

Posted on: May 10, 2017, Source: NORML

Unlike some other recent legalization states, Nevada is moving to expedite--not obstruct--the move toward legal marijuana.

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.