Stories by Grant Smith

Grant Smith is the deputy director of national affairs for Drug Policy Action. subscribe to Grant Smith's feed

Posted on: Aug 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A powerful signal to Washington that policing for profit must end.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Low income people are believed to be disproportionately impacted by law enforcement taking advantage of these laws.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2015, Source: Drug Policy Alliance

Michael Botticelli is the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. He's a breath of fresh air in the drug czar's office.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Highly effective, low-cost interventions can prevent overdoses from becoming fatal.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Lawmakers are forging ahead with proposals to ban synthetic drugs before scientists could better evaluate the products for health risks and benefits.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Legislation is pending in over a dozen state legislatures and the U.S. Congress that would deny help with food and housing or unemployment to recipients who fail a drug test.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We know from marijuana prohibition that law enforcement has no control over the drug market and the criminals who run it.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: CNN

Lawmakers have a chance to learn from the failures of marijuana prohibition and respond to K2 with enlightened policy.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Move over marijuana. There's a new media sensation.