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Phillip Smith is editor of the AlterNet Drug Reporter and author of the Drug War Chronicle.
It's Official: Maine Will Vote on Legalizing Marijuana in November
Posted on: May 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Maine is the third state to qualify a pot legalization initiative for this year's election. Nevada is already set; California and Arizona are likely.
Why MDMA and 'Shrooms Are Potential Major Tools to Fight Domestic Violence
Posted on: May 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet
People with histories of substance abuse and violence are less likely to engage in domestic violence if they've tripped, a new study finds.
Video: Saturday Night Live's 'Heroin AM' Mock Ad Outrages the Humor-Impaired
Posted on: Apr 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Do you want to "get jacked on skag" and still have a productive work day? SNL has just the product for you.
Canada Will Move to Legalize Pot Next Year
Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The land of the maple leaf is about to become the land of the marijuana leaf, too.
Psychedelic Advocates Take Their Case for Freedom of Consciousness to the U.N.
Posted on: Apr 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet
As the UNGASS on Drugs is underway at U.N. headquarters in New York City, psychonauts and researchers are leading the charge for psychedelic freedom.
Movement to End the Drug War Hits the UN
Posted on: Apr 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The experts don't expect substantive global drug reform to come out of the UNGASS on Drugs and are already looking down the road.
LSD Enables Mental Time Travel
Posted on: Apr 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet
New research finds that dropping acid can quiet obsessive thinking about the past, opening up headspace for looking to the future.
The Cure for Cocaine Addiction Is...Speed?
Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Scientists have long sought a pill to fight cocaine dependence. They may have found one.
Another Drug War Tragedy: State Trooper Lost His Life Enforcing Laws That Shouldn't Exist
Posted on: Apr 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet
A training session on "criminal interdiction" of drugs and guns at the Richmond bus depot got very real.
The Blatant Intrusion of Drug-Sniffing Dogs May Be Coming to an End
Posted on: Apr 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet
After a landmark Supreme Court decision last year, judges' thinking on drug dog sniffs is starting to change.
The 10 States Most Hostile to Pot Smokers
Posted on: Apr 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet
If you like pot and you live in these states, it may be time to move; and if you are anti-pot, these states are right for you.
5 Drugs That Shaped Major League Baseball
Posted on: Apr 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Drug issues have been part of professional ball from the very beginning.
Whoopi Goldberg Has a Cure for Menstrual Cramps: Medical Marijuana
Posted on: Mar 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The TV host is launching a product line aimed at a "niche" market that includes half of all women.
Getting to the Bottom of Why Some of the Most Popular Marijuana Strains Have Bright Purple Leaves
Posted on: Mar 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Genetics plays the key role, but growing conditions come into play, too.
The 10 Most Marijuana-Friendly States in the USA
Posted on: Mar 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Does your state make the list?
Drug War Madness: One Indiana Deputy Killed, Another Wounded in Midnight Raid—All Over a Measly Syringe
Posted on: Mar 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet
When are we going to let go of the drug war?
4 Signs the Marijuana Industry Will Keep Growing at a Lightning Pace Across the US
Posted on: Mar 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The rapid emergence and evolution of the pot industry is a marvel to behold.
5 Reasons Blue Dream Is the Most Popular Marijuana Strain
Posted on: Mar 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The sativa-heavy hybrid is #1 in Colorado, #1 in Washington, #1 in California. Here's why.
With Final House Vote, Pennsylvania Set to Become 24th Medical Marijuana State
Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet
After 10 months of delays, a medical marijuana bill is headed for the finish line.
Reefer Madness Redux: 3 Horrible, Untrue or Wildly Overstated Marijuana Claims Made Last Week
Posted on: Mar 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Harry Anslinger is dead, but his ghost lives on.
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