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 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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The land of the maple leaf is about to become the land of the marijuana leaf, too.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Scientists have long sought a pill to fight cocaine dependence. They may have found one.

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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Drug issues have been part of professional ball from the very beginning.

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.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Genetics plays the key role, but growing conditions come into play, too.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Does your state make the list?

Posted on: Mar 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

When are we going to let go of the drug war?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The rapid emergence and evolution of the pot industry is a marvel to behold.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The sativa-heavy hybrid is #1 in Colorado, #1 in Washington, #1 in California. Here's why.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

After 10 months of delays, a medical marijuana bill is headed for the finish line.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Harry Anslinger is dead, but his ghost lives on.