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: 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.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Speed is popular among surprisingly diverse groups of people.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The president has an opportunity to advance a progressive agenda emphasizing human rights and public health over criminalization. Will he?

Posted on: Mar 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Amphetamines are no more harmful than any other substance taken in proper dosages.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! We're No. 1! Or at least tied, anyway.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Drug law enforcement continues to lead to fatal confrontations between cops and citizens. Police typically justify the killings, but outrage is growing.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Talk about your all-natural marijuana edible.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

DC pot legalization activist Adam Eidinger is leading the charge.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Two journalists and an award-winning novelist attempt to uncover the gory blood-soaked history Latin America's drug wars.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Is it campaign memorabilia or campaign paraphernalia?

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