Stories by Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith is editor of the AlterNet Drug Reporter and author of the Drug War Chronicle. subscribe to Phillip Smith's feed

Posted on: Aug 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

There is a soothing balm, and you don't have to go to Gilead, just to your local pot shop.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The DEA is unhappy enough to leak to the press.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Every bit helps.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The lieutenant governor wants to replace Jerry Brown next year, and the pot people want to help him.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

It's not a plot to keep the people down.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

In a bid to defend thousands of racially biased pot arrests, de Blasio attacks drug reformers.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Have you had the cannabis conversation with your kids?

Posted on: Aug 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Every bit helps.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Who cut the cheese?

Posted on: Jul 29, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Someone needs to explain the First Amendment's Establishment clause to this benighted jurist.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Oh, the magic of the market.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Both opportunities and challenges await.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno will take over the helm of the nation's most powerful drug reform organization.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As more and more states respond to public outcry over asset forfeiture abuses, the attorney general wants to ramp it up at the federal level.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Do you have too much money and not enough cannabis cachet? There's a product for you.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The proposed measure redefines reality to make a drug crime out of literally nothing.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Hilarity—not military efficiency—ensues.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As competition heats up, Colorado marijuana retailers face not a drug war, but a price war.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Are you looking for "a steady rush of euphoric energy and motivation that is great for party goers to dance the night away without a crash"?

Posted on: Jul 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

And that's not even counting people making a living in the black market.

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