Stories by Charles Shaw

Charles Shaw is a regular contributor to Alternet, Huffington Post and Reality Sandwich, and the author of Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality (2009, Reality Sandwich). subscribe to Charles Shaw's feed

Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: openDemocracy.net

The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. Parenti explains why.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Surveying Alexander Shulgin's pioneering work with phenethylamine compounds, the ‘alchemy of medicinal chemistry,’ and the threat posed by the Federal Analogue Act.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2010, Source: openDemocracy.net

Inspired by the founders' Federalist Papers, a group of reformers have penned a series of essays exploring the role of cannabinoids in Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2010, Source: openDemocracy.net

Two UK based organizations are charting a course through the miasma of international drug policy by publishing detailed road maps for comprehensive legalization.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2010, Source: AlterNet

"The first sign that ibogaine is working is generally a loud buzzing or ringing in the ears ... Soon after that I begin to feel warm and things take on a light golden glow."

Posted on: Mar 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A psychedelic plant from Africa has sparked an underground revolution in medicine.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2010, Source: Reality Sandwich

Entering the world of "Dead Time," the period a convict spends in the county jail awaiting shipment to the penitentiary system which doesn't count towards the overall sentence.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

The company had been struggling for years ever since they were bought up and corporatized in the middle part of the decade.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

After a 40-year moratorium, credible research for treating illnesses and addictions with psychedelic compounds has made a miraculous comeback.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The pattern of out-of-control consumption in the U.S. is not too different from the well-known behavioral patterns of substance abusers.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2007, Source: Conscious Choice

The counterculture’s exceptionally eccentric soap company hits the big screen.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2006, Source: AlterNet

As America responds to its oil addiction, the biotech industry is once again promising to save the world. And this time, they just might mean it.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet

An ex-convict says we cannot address poverty and race in America, nor can we talk about needless death and expense, without addressing the drug war.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2004, Source: Newtopia

This exclusive interview with un-embedded journalist Dahr Jamail reveals an almost unrecognizable picture of Iraq and its people

Posted on: Oct 24, 2004, Source: AlterNet

It's time to get prepared for Nov. 3 and the following weeks – the counting and manipulation could really get started after election night.