Stories by April M. Short

April M. Short is an associate editor at AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @AprilMShort. subscribe to April M. Short's feed

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“Do you wanna hit this?” an Instagrammer asked the president on Tuesday evening.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A recent online course unraveled psychedelic science, medicine, art and spirituality.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The orchestra isn’t ashamed to partner publicly with the pot industry.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Washington Post created a convenient data map based on the United Nations 2014 World Drug Report.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Sue Sisley planned to head up a key study of marijuana to treat PTSD in veterans at the University of Arizona.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Cannabis has long been said to heighten sexual stimulation.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is former president finally ready to inhale?

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The district’s residents have no voting representatives in Congress, so the power of the vote has been superseded.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If you're trying to limit science, you probably know you're losing the argument.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These prohibitionist panics make Maureen Dowd's New York Times column look like nothing.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An amendment that would prohibit the Fed from interfering in state medical pot laws is still up in the air.

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new study turned up alarming results after one night of traditional hookah use.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There is no rational reason for delaying this bill another year.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The DEA thinks the money goes to terrorists. Even if it does, more 'war on drugs' isn't the answer.

Posted on: May 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

He used hash to make the brownies, which is a felony under Texas law.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Now the agency is grappling with their marijuana rules.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A proposed ordinance would seriously restrict marijuana dispensaries in San Jose.

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And they're spying on 250 million private citizens in five foreign countries.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New York is on track to arrest 28,600 people for pot possession this year, most of them minorities.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new report reveals obscene wastes of money and humanitarian disasters.

Posted on: May 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's a right way and a wrong way to grow organic foods.

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The seeds were scattered to “liberate our land from the foundations of war.”

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From pain and trouble sleeping to cancer and dementia, pot can be a godsend for seniors.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A New York University study is using psilocybin to help patients overcome the fear of death.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Agents followed Angela Kirking home and snooped through her garbage because of where she shopped.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Psychedelics have the potential to treat cancers, addiction and psychological traumas.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Regulation keeps them from being an iffy proposition.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bryan Lewis Saunders went in search of experiences that would affect his perception of self.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Will this new digital currency be the pot industry's bitcoin?

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Standardized testing could be a game-changer for edibles.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Crime stats show homicide and assault rates actually tend to decrease near dispensaries.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Public Health Service approved protocols for a study of cannabis’ and PTSD.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

For 40 years, poor communities of color have experienced the wrath of the war on drugs.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The state has the fourth highest arrest rate for marijuana possession in the U.S.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The first clinical study of LSD as therapy in 40 years showed positive results.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Broadcast on CNN, Fox, A&E, Comedy Central, the History Channel and Food Network.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The owner of the company has two young children and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An FDA-approved PTSD study would be the first federally-sanctioned pot research performed outside the U.S. gov't.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New report by Dr. Carl Hart argues the meth panic is like the crack panic all over again.

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