One of NORML’s primary missions is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults. One of the ways we successfully achieve this goal is by debunking marijuana myths and half-truths via the publication of timely op-eds in online and print media. Since the mainstream media seldom casts a critical eye toward many of the more over-the-top claims about cannabis, we take it upon ourselves to set the record straight.
The majority of NORML’s rebuttals are penned by Deputy Director Paul Armentano. In the past few weeks, he has published numerous op-eds highlighting the therapeutic effects of marijuana, the racial disparities in prohibitions’ enforcement, and the overall need for reform.
Below are links to a sampling of his recent columns:
“Cannabis has a record of safety, efficacy”
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. November 23, 2017
“Cannabis saves lives”
Santa Fe New Mexican. November 13, 2017
“Medical marijuana should be legal in Indiana”
Indianapolis Star. November 10, 2017
“How to heal our sick system for managing pain and fighting the opioid epidemic”
Los Angeles Times. November 3, 2017.
“American opinions have changed when it comes to marijuana, federal law should change too”
The Hill. October 28, 2017
For a broader sampling of NORML-centric columns and media hits, please visit NORML’s ‘In the Media’ archive here.
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