Stories by Owen Poindexter

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Posted on: Sep 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New research adds further urgency to the movement for government-sanctioned medical cannabis.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Will the government's cannabis research blockade finally be broken?

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pot can mitigate symptoms of concussions, which are all too common in the NFL.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As the Times editorials make plain, legalization is prudent, humane policy.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Now, the nation's capitol will treat possession of the herb like a parking ticket, with a fee.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

On June 26, people in over 100 cities in at least 46 countries will speak out.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Heroin users of the last decade typically got their start on prescription drugs.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A recent study confirms dabs aren't the scary new substance the media portrays.

Posted on: May 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The arguments against legalization simply don’t hold up.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Polls find up to 81% U.S. support for medical pot--it's time we at least allow studies.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Learn the scary new math of political fundraising.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The more research is released, the more legalization makes sense.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Colorado approves landmark retroactive reversal of pot convictions.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Cartels spar over a powerful, illicit, global trade worth hundreds of billions.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Their letter points out that scheduling pot among the most dangerous drugs, with no medicinal value, is senseless and harmful.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pro-marijuana initiatives made it past a crucial hurdle in all three locales this week.