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Posted on: Dec 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Teens are smoking more weed, while cutting down on alcohol and cigarettes, because they do not perceive marijuana to be as harmful as did generations past.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Anecdotal evidence beat out science in debate over the bill, which will ban 40 relatively unknown chemicals found in bath salts and fake pot, and make researching them difficult.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Patrick J. Sullivan's experience as a cop is making him an exception when it should make him an example. The former "Sheriff of the Year" has a very shady past.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 99 percent showed up around the city to stand in solidarity with the evicted occupiers and express their support for a growing movement.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When your supporters are facing an unknown fate in the park that has become the base for a global movement, separation is tough.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

According to a former officer who testified at trial yesterday, New York City police regularly planted drugs on innocent people to meet quotas.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Speaking with the rapper in downtown New York about the growing movement.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet reporter Gwynne experiences the life, culture, politics and challenges at Occupy Wall Street in NYC and finds an exciting, inspiring model for inclusion and change.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Marion Morrissey sheds light on her son's development into a legendary political songwriter.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet readers had a lot to say about Adele Stan's recent article explaining why progressives should think twice about supporting Ron Paul.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Statements by Winehouse's parents and a new study on addiction reveal how common misconceptions about addicts' ability to get clean can be deadly.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Racial bias is built into the organ transplant process, leaving poor minorities to suffer life-threatening disadvantages. But there's something you can do to help.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

When Winehouse died this Saturday at age 27, she joined the ranks of Joplin, Hendrix and Cobain in the mysterious "Twenty-Seven club."

Posted on: Jul 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new drug sold legally in head shops as "bath salts" is getting a lot of media attention that may be doing more harm than good.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Activists' demands include firing Fox News panelist Eric Boiling and a congressional investigation into Murdoch.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The case against Anthony seemed solid until the defense painted her as a victim.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Corruption down the line, from Big Pharma to doctors and the war on drugs, builds a growing epidemic and an addiction-fueled empire.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There is a new drug in Russia, and addicts are using it until their skin falls off.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

National Nurses United has a message for Wall Street: bankers need to pay up for the ailments they've caused.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

An intimate portrait of 13 Thames, a collective house in Bushwick, Brooklyn, that provides refuges for homeless street punks and idealists of all sorts.