Stories by Helen Redmond

Helen Redmond is a freelance journalist and a drug and health policy analyst. subscribe to Helen Redmond's feed

Posted on: Jun 22, 2016, Source: The Influence

The creative energy is strong, but the weed industry still has issues, and it needs to remember its history.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It might not even work at all.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source:

People worldwide suffer pain from injuries and illnesses because of panic over drugs that could help.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Relentless war has already shattered much of Syria's legal agricultural economy.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They're talking a lot about pot these days.

Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new report reveals that the 12-year war on drugs in Afghanistan has been a disaster.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source:

Yes, smoking can kill. It can also ease stress.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The DEA is whipping up fears in California over butane hash oil.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Thitapah Charoenchuea was found with bags of weed. Now she might be put to death.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Once again the people are ahead of the politicians.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

"Glee" star Corey Monteith's drug death was a mainstream media tragedy, while lesser known DeAndre McCullough was dubbed a drug abuser.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The war on drugs has established a nagging presence in the everyday lives of Americans.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Decades of war have driven many Afghans to heroin, but addicts face stigma and trauma.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Attitudes about women’s alcohol consumption haven’t changed much. Women who drink are still perceived as being “promiscuous,” “easy,” or more sexually available.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

An important debate over the safety of the e-cigarette is raging.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: CounterPunch

Prison time? Felony record? Asset forfeiture? Not for drug trafficking executives of banks that are “too big to fail” or jail.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The climate is ripe for Eugene Jarecki's film 'The House I Live In,' a documentary exposing the truth behind the drug war.