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Helen Redmond is a freelance journalist and a drug and health policy analyst.
Pioneers and 'Potpreneurs'—What Does It Mean to Be on the Verge of Legalization for a Good Chunk of the Country?
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.
Why NY Approach to Medical Marijuana Is Looking Like It's Going to Be One of the Worst in the Country
Posted on: Mar 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet
It might not even work at all.
Why the World's Poorest People Aren't Getting Basic Pain Relief
Posted on: Oct 21, 2014, Source: Substance.com
People worldwide suffer pain from injuries and illnesses because of panic over drugs that could help.
The Weird Link Between Marijuana and Radical Islamists in Syria
Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Relentless war has already shattered much of Syria's legal agricultural economy.
Will This Congress Be the One to Finally End Decades of Drug War Madness?
Posted on: Jun 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet
They're talking a lot about pot these days.
The Other War in Afghanistan: How US-Led War on Drugs Devastates Impoverished Farmers and Fails to Slow the Drug Trade
Posted on: May 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet
A new report reveals that the 12-year war on drugs in Afghanistan has been a disaster.
Here’s Why We Should Give E-Cigarettes to Mentally Ill People
Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source: Substance.com
Yes, smoking can kill. It can also ease stress.
Popular New Marijuana Product Called 'Wax' Is Now the Target of Govt. Drug Panic Propaganda
Posted on: Mar 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The DEA is whipping up fears in California over butane hash oil.
Thai Woman Faces Execution for Pot Possession
Posted on: Dec 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Thitapah Charoenchuea was found with bags of weed. Now she might be put to death.
New Hampshire Marijuana Law Defeated Even Though Most People Wanted to Legalize
Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Once again the people are ahead of the politicians.
Drug Overdose Is Only Tragic When It Happens to a Rich White Celebrity
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.
6 Ways the U.S. Drug War Intrudes On Your Life, Whether Or Not You Use Illegal Substances
Posted on: Aug 29, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The war on drugs has established a nagging presence in the everyday lives of Americans.
Heroin Track Marks Are the Scars of War in Afghanistan
Posted on: Jul 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Decades of war have driven many Afghans to heroin, but addicts face stigma and trauma.
Is Alcohol the New Short Skirt?
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.
Will the FDA Crack Down on E-Cigarettes?
Posted on: Jan 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet
An important debate over the safety of the e-cigarette is raging.
How HSBC Bank Got Away With Money Laundering for Drug Cartels
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.
Can One New Film Spread Drug War Outrage Across the Globe?
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.
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