Last updated on: 6/15/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Paul Armentano Biography

Title:
Deputy Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the NORML Foundation
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The passage of future [medical marijuana] initiatives is crucial to keep the battle for medical marijuana an issue of national importance.”

“The Fight for Medical Marijuana,” Liberty Magazine, Jan. 1998

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Deputy Director, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the NORML Foundation
  • Faculty member, Oaksterdam University (Oakland, CA)
  • Recipient, Project Censored Real News Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, 2008
  • Former Senior Policy Analyst, NORML
  • Former Consultant, Health Canada and the Canadian Public Health Association
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • Expert in the field of marijuana policy, health, and pharmacology
  • Has testified before state legislatures and federal agencies about the use of medicinal cannabis, drug testing, and drugged driving
  • Frequent guest on national radio and television, including FoxNews, MSNBC, and CBS News
  • His writing has appeared in more than 1,000 publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Quoted in:
  1. Should Cannabidiol (CBD) Be a Medical Option?
  2. Does the Regular Smoking of Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer or in Any Way Permanently Injure the Lungs?
  3. Does Marijuana Use Increase the Risk of Psychosis (Including Schizophrenia)?