Stories by April M. Short

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Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Agents followed Angela Kirking home and snooped through her garbage because of where she shopped.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Psychedelics have the potential to treat cancers, addiction and psychological traumas.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Regulation keeps them from being an iffy proposition.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Bryan Lewis Saunders went in search of experiences that would affect his perception of self.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Will this new digital currency be the pot industry's bitcoin?

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Standardized testing could be a game-changer for edibles.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Crime stats show homicide and assault rates actually tend to decrease near dispensaries.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Public Health Service approved protocols for a study of cannabis’ and PTSD.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

For 40 years, poor communities of color have experienced the wrath of the war on drugs.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The state has the fourth highest arrest rate for marijuana possession in the U.S.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The first clinical study of LSD as therapy in 40 years showed positive results.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Broadcast on CNN, Fox, A&E, Comedy Central, the History Channel and Food Network.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The owner of the company has two young children and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An FDA-approved PTSD study would be the first federally-sanctioned pot research performed outside the U.S. gov't.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New report by Dr. Carl Hart argues the meth panic is like the crack panic all over again.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A strain of cannabis that reduces seizures in epileptic kids has many desperate parents packing for Colorado.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The ads aim to tackle hypocritical NFL policies.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Scientific American: "The U.S. government should move these drugs to the less strict Schedule II classification."

Posted on: Jan 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Obama has the worst reputation of any U.S. president in history when it comes to prisoner clemency.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pot is not nearly as dangerous as alcohol, and the President is right to agree with that fact.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

After 16 months of waiting, the DA decided to vacate Alexander Timofeev's teenage drug convictions.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Backers of a new initiative submitted 45,000 petition signatures in support of a legalization initiative in November.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The opening week rush was an anomaly.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Almost a million have forced a ballot measure to legalize it in November.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

More than 100,000 remain behind bars due to war on drugs policies.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Veteran Perry Parks is fighting to bring pot to vets like himself who are crushed by PTSD.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

"LSD is like dreaming—it’s not uniform content, it’s a way of processing content." This and many more insights came out of this "Ask Me Anything" session.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2013, Source: AlterNet

New study finds pesticides on marijuana plants can transfer to inhaled smoke.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

People are jobless, hungry and living on the streets—so why is the overall military budget larger than ever?

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new study shows abused women are most likely to suffer from prolonged physical and mental issues.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The most common reason people are in jail is because they can't afford the fee.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A ruling could mean Arizona’s 40,000 legal medical marijuana users would be banned from driving.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Undercover operations in schools harm kids and do little to affect the supply of drugs.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2013, Source: AlterNet

At the International Drug Policy Reform Conference, Dr. Bronner's calls for an end to the war on drugs, and return of locally-grown hemp.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Uruguay will soon be the first nation in the world to completely legalize the use, sale, and cultivation of (strikingly affordable) cannabis.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Decriminalization efforts aim to take profits and power away from cartels.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A six-month investigation into the Sunrise, Florida PD reveals that setups targeted poor and Hispanics.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Researchers and leaders from around the world explore the extraordinary scientific potential of psychedelics.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The blast in Santa Cruz is the latest in a rash of resin-related accidents.