Stories by Steven Wishnia

Steven Wishnia is a New York-based journalist and musician. He is the author of the novel "When the Drumming Stops" (Manic D Press), "Exit 25 Utopia," and "The Cannabis Companion." subscribe to Steven Wishnia's feed

Posted on: Feb 20, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Pot isn't illegal because the paper industry is afraid of competing with hemp -- it's because of racism and the culture wars.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The Dem candidates have good positions on medical marijuana, but they need to stand up for comprehensive changes in our drug laws.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Bush's pick for a CA prosecutor post of hardliner Joseph Russoniello signals a possible crack down on the state's multi-billion dollar pot industry.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I pledge allegiance to the human race, to everyone from Bangladesh to Uganda who wants to make the world a better place, not to the billionaire thugs demanding blind obeisance to their divine dominion.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Two California women are asking the nation's highest court to prevent the federal government from interfering with their medical-marijuana use.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The election results show there is still substantial support for liberalizing the nation's drug laws – just not too far or too fast.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2004, Source: Indypendent

In Philadelphia and its suburbs, voters' mix of concerns on issues points to no clear advantage for the candidates. That's where the activists come in to play.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2004, Source: AlterNet

The Still We Rise march was about New York City, not the country.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Chelsea, the neighborhood closest to the Republican Convention in New York, is decidedly not Bush country.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The mix of Democrats who have criticized the Drug War the most are the ones considered least likely to win. Here's a rundown of pot-minded candidates.

Posted on: May 14, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Moralistic pot foe blows millions in slot machines but the man's fanatical policies live on.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2001, Source: In These Times

In spite of mounting evidence of the drug war's failure and a burgeoning movement for reform, Bush's drug policy is likely to be more conservative than compassionate.