Stories by Jordan Smith

Jordan Michael Smith is a press officer at the Project on National Security Reform. His views are not necessarily those of PNSR's. subscribe to Jordan Smith's feed

Posted on: Jan 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

He's the most loathed political figure since the advent of public opinion polling, but Bush is set to rake in big bucks on the rubber-chicken circuit.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2008, Source: Austin Chronicle

Just in time for the Olympics, the U.S. takes the gold medal in several drug use categories, according to a recent WHO report.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2005, Source: Austin Chronicle

Nobody in their right mind would want to eat cannabis-flavored candy. Or would they? Lawmakers and confectioners hash out the hemp candy craze.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2005, Source: Austin Chronicle

Five states -- Hawaii, Montana, Kentucky, West Virginia and North Dakota -- currently have laws that legalize and regulate hemp farming; similar legislation is pending in California, Oregon and New Hampshire.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2005, Source: Austin Chronicle

A Texas state representative has introduced a bill to prevent prosecution of medical marijuana users; federal drug czar John Walters is still dispensing misinformation.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2004, Source: Austin Chronicle

Medical marijuana advocates demand that the government stop spreading misinformation about the medical use of pot.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2004, Source: Austin Chronicle

In two sets of felony drug cases in a 'tough on crime' Texas county, only the African American defendants end up on the heavy side of justice's scales.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2004, Source: Austin Chronicle

Drug czar John Walters tries to convince Americans that Canadian pot is 'the crack of marijuana.'

Posted on: Sep 3, 2004, Source: Austin Chronicle

A new online database lets users – and people charged with drug crimes – post and gather information about local police, federal agents and police informants.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2004, Source: Austin Chronicle

Coming soon to your local newspaper: The U.S. Department of Justice has taken to churning out prewritten op-ed pieces in support of mandatory minimum sentencing requirements.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2004, Source: Austin Chronicle

If the death penalty is supposed to be a deterrent, executing a rehabilitated man will serve as a deterrent to redemption.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2003, Source: Austin Chronicle

Drug reform steps up to the plate with medical-marijuana, decriminalization or industrial-hemp legislation pending in 13 states.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2003, Source: Austin Chronicle

It's baaaack. The proposed and extremely draconian, Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy (RAVE) Act has reemerged in Congress.