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: 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?

Posted on: Feb 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Green Mountain State has taken a giant step toward being the first in the region to end pot prohibition.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The upstate New York town of Ithaca wants to embrace harm reduction interventions such as supervised injection facilities and heroin maintenance.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A young man with the autism spectrum disorder takes a massive dose of LSD and discovers his role in the universe.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

W-18 is an obscure research chemical, but it has begun to find its way into recreational drug markets. Beware.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Ecstasy users would be wise to heed the heads-up.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

No state east of the Mississippi has legalized marijuana, but the land of Yankees has several states that could free the weed this year.