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Phillip Smith is editor of the AlterNet Drug Reporter and author of the Drug War Chronicle.
Watch What Happens When a Portrait Artist Takes LSD
Posted on: Jun 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Before LSD was criminalized, it was used in thousands of research experiments. Here's a time-lapse snapshot of its effect on one artist.
Dividing California's Mendocino County Into Marijuana-Growing Appellations
Posted on: Jun 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Pot farmers in the Emerald Triangle are taking a page from the wine industry.
Video: In an Exercise They Know Is Futile, Danish Cops Raid Pusher Street (Again)
Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The avenue of hash and weed sellers in Copenhagen just picks up the pieces and resumes sales before the cops are even gone.
Supreme Court Bummer: Justices Open Door to More Lawless Police Searches
Posted on: Jun 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The Supremes green-light more invasions of privacy.
Help Wanted: The 8 Most Popular Jobs in the Marijuana Industry
Posted on: Jun 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet
So, you want to get in on the green gold rush. Here's where the opportunities are.
Microsoft Enters the Marijuana Business
Posted on: Jun 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet
While legal weed has excited all kinds of entrepreneurial interest, the big corporate players have shied away. That just changed.
You Don't Have to Take LSD to Hallucinate: This Fish Will Make You Trip
Posted on: Jun 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The phrase fishing trip takes on a whole new meaning.
Leading California Medical Marijuana Oil Maker Busted
Posted on: Jun 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The legal landscape for medical marijuana in the Golden State remains unsettled, and now cops in Sonoma County have swooped down on a major player.
One Out of Four U.S. Senators Is a Pot Prohibitionist—Is Yours One of Them?
Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Some U.S. senators are beginning to come around on marijuana, but there's still a sizable contingent of old-school weed warriors. Here are the worst.
The Tragic Killing of Ollie Lee Brooks Is Exhibit A in the Case for Ending America's Drug War
Posted on: Jun 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Predatory policing in Tulsa results in one man's demise—and raises questions about how, and for whom, the criminal justice system works.
Should We Feed Pot to the Cows We Eat?
Posted on: Jun 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet
This would mean a very different kind of grass-fed beef.
Michigan Pot Legalization Initiative Takes Double Blow, But Vows to Fight On
Posted on: Jun 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The state's political establishment is pulling out the stops in its bid to block it, but the fat lady hasn't sung just yet.
A Marijuana Land Rush Is Underway in Northern California
Posted on: Jun 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Cannabis capitalism is flexing its economic muscle in California's pot growing heartland, and not everybody is sure that's such a good thing.
May Was One of the Worst for Drug War Deaths in Recent Memory
Posted on: Jun 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Drug prohibition isn't a war on drugs, but on drug users and sellers—and every war has its casualties.
Big Pharma in the Crosshairs: Senator Seeks Fed Investigation of OxyContin Long-Term Pain Relief Claims
Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Purdue Pharma claims the drug is effective for 12 hours. The LA Times just reported that it isn't. Now, Sen. Ed Markey wants the feds to take a look.
Legal Pot? Imagine What a Trump Presidency and a Christie AG Might Do to Marijuana Laws
Posted on: May 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet
A new administration hostile to marijuana and a new memo from the Justice Department could crash the pot movement.
Town Becomes Hysterical at Thought of Stoned Sheep Running Around
Posted on: May 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Be afraid. Be very afraid. Or laugh out loud.
It's Not the Kids Turning on to Weed; It's Grandma and Grandpa
Posted on: May 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Baby boomers have discovered (or rediscovered) the bud.
Green Machine: Meet the Sports Car Made From Cannabis Hemp
Posted on: May 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet
A Florida environmentalist hopes his hemp car could lead the charge in making carbon neutral vehicles.
Is POLITICO at War With the Marijuana Industry?
Posted on: May 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Or, the problem with click-bait headlines.
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