Stories by Stephen C. Webster

Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster. subscribe to Stephen C. Webster's feed

Posted on: Oct 22, 2012, Source: Raw Story

That runs contrary to President Barack Obama’s logic: he said in 2010 that legalizing marijuana is not “a good strategy to grow our economy.” Denver appears to be proving the president wrong.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Raw Story

The singer may face serious jail time in Texas thanks to a state law that classifies possession of any amount of hashish, no matter how small, as a third-degree felony.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2012, Source: Raw Story

Campaign aides quickly went into damage control, telling the press that Ryan actually "agrees with Mitt Romney" on medical pot.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2012, Source: Raw Story

Colorado drug reform activists are launching the first television ad in support of the state’s ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2012, Source: Raw Story

A study finds that the “gateway drug” effect is in fact accurate, but shifts the blame away from marijuana and onto the most pervasive and socially accepted drug: alcohol.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2012, Source: Raw Story

The DEA classifies marijuana as having no medical uses, but a government-sponsored study concludes that the miracle drug is much needed for many patients.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2012, Source: Raw Story

There are several possible ways to contextualize the swing among American teens from cigarettes to marijuana, but one sticks out above all the rest.

Posted on: May 23, 2012, Source: Raw Story

Andy Caffrey (D), running in California’s 2nd District, says he is "fighting for our right to consume marijuana at will without any criminal penalties."

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: Raw Story

Pelosi's willingness to call out Obama over the huge gap between his administration's actions and past pledges shows how important and popular an issue medical marijuana really is.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2012, Source: Raw Story

Hacktivist Anonymous began the "OpCannabis" to throw the collective's weight behind drug reform.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: Raw Story

The administration is prioritizing drug arrests and trampling on state medical marijuana laws while not doing enough to reduce the harms of drug addiction and misuse.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: Raw Story

The City of Los Angeles won’t be banning marijuana dispensaries any time soon, if the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) gets its way.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: Raw Story

Far from marijuana acting as a “gateway” to more dangerous drugs, as authorities often claim, researchers found that it’s more commonly used as a substitute for alcohol.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2011, Source: Raw Story

In 1988, a federal program made Elvy Musikka one of the first Americans to receive medical marijuana. Now a marijuana activist, she shares her inspiring -- and enraging -- story.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2011, Source: Raw Story

Law enforcements experts share tips for smartly dealing with cops and avoiding life-altering consequences.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2011, Source: Raw Story

Polls show that less than half the country believes President Obama deserves reelection, with disaffected liberals now a fast growing demographic.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2011, Source: Raw Story

After spending such a hefty sum, Times executives might be a little more than peeved that a simple Javascript exploit has been found that can smash right through the paywall.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2011, Source: Raw Story

The ACLU has released a brief calling on the DEA to grant research permits for the production of medical cannabis.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2011, Source: Raw Story

A new campaign kicked off with a splash as hundreds of fed up homeowners brought business to a halt at a major bank and the House speaker's office.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: Raw Story

Fox News has been making a lot of hay about one of their reporters allegedly being "punched" by a protester in Madison, Wisconsin. Turns out, that didn't happen.