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: Jun 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The guys at ASAP Science take on this burning question in an entertaining, science-based, 2 minute 20 second video. Enjoy.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Legal pot sales alone swamp some surprising product lines, but when you add in estimated black market sales, marijuana is a real monster.

Posted on: May 31, 2017, Source: AlterNet

There exists a wicked synergy between the war on drugs and the war on immigrants.

Posted on: May 27, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The legislative process is exceedingly complex and difficult. But the groundwork is being laid.

Posted on: May 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

It's planting time right now for outdoor growers. If you're trying to convince yourself you should join in, we're here to help.

Posted on: May 25, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Marty Jackley wants to be the next governor, and he was counting on winning this case to bolster his "tough on pot" credentials. Too bad.

Posted on: May 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Republican Governor Phil Scott says there's a "path forward" for the bill's passage later this year.

Posted on: May 17, 2017, Source: AlterNet

His mission was to "turn on the world." He didn't quite get there, but he did turn on millions to the wonders of LSD.

Posted on: May 15, 2017, Source: AlterNet

There are alternatives to inhaling burning plant matter.

Posted on: May 11, 2017, Source: AlterNet

What happens when you take acid? Here's a video that succinctly explains.

Posted on: May 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A new DEA website wants parents to think of their children's possessions as potential drug paraphernalia.

Posted on: May 8, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Congress just passed a budget barring the use of federal funds to mess with medical marijuana. Now the president says that doesn't matter.

Posted on: May 5, 2017, Source: AlterNet

How the league responds to marijuana and medical marijuana use among its players is becoming an issue that can no longer be ignored.

Posted on: May 4, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Reefer madness appears to be fading into oblivion—at least when it comes to popular attitudes. The law lags behind.

Posted on: May 2, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Attorney General Sessions may not like weed, but Congress isn't going to let him spend any federal dollars to bust patients and suppliers.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Conference finds the roots of the problems in capitalism and deep-seated racism.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Just in time for Bicycle Day!

Posted on: Apr 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

We've come a long way from "We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee." Just ask Merle Haggard.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The most classic marijuana legalization anthem ever is getting a makeover.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley want to save kids from mythical drug menaces, but real people will get hurt.