Stories by Ellen Komp

Ellen Komp is a Berkeley-based activist and author writing about drug war issues. She is deputy director of California NORML.  subscribe to Ellen Komp's feed

Posted on: Jul 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

He cracked up a crowd with a crack joke, but US drug policy is no laughing matter.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Hollywood shrink characters increasingly take mind-expanding drugs; a reflection of the growing use of psychedelics in medical research.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2008, Source: AlterNet

We are likely to see more money spent on failed policies if Hillary moves back to the White House in 2009.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A treatment regimen of medical marijuana was the only thing that helped a 7-year-old boy overcome his behavioral problems and violent tendencies.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2004, Source: AlterNet

If John Kerry makes good on his promise to review research on medical marijuana when he takes office, he'll be amazed at what has been learned about cannabis in the last several years.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2004, Source: AlterNet

What do Rodney Dangerfield, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Kerry, Bing Crosby, Newt Gingrich and Margaret Mead have in common? They've come clean about pot and they want others to as well.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2002, Source: AlterNet

For the past several years, marijuana and drug policy reform measures were winning soundly at the ballot box. What happened this time around?

Posted on: Sep 5, 2002, Source: AlterNet

The arrest of activist Valerie Corral is part of a renewed push by John Ashcroft to target medical marijuana growers.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2000, Source: AlterNet

The crackdown on raves has gotten so severe that ravers are having their crotches and bras searched for drugs and the state of Florida has even illegalized glow sticks because they are a favorite party prop.