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: 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.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Tom Marino reportedly gets the nod. It's not good news for progressive drug policy reform.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Users and the people who care about them can take steps to bring the death toll down.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A new research review adds support to ever-increasing anecdotal evidence that the marijuana compound can help reduce anxiety and phobias.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Washington Court House is using a creative reading of state criminal statutes to charge OD victims with a crime. It only wants to help, it says.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Colorado's legal marijuana industry is providing options for young workers.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A trio of bills introduced Thursday points the way toward the end of federal marijuana prohibition.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Another type of prescription drug is implicated in thousands of opioid ODs each year.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Sessions and Spicer can say what they will, but there's little chance of rolling back legal marijuana in the states.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

CBD-only preparations lack the synergies available when marijuana's other cannabinoids and its terpenes are kept in the game.