Stories by April M. Short

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Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new study looks at MDMA for treating anxiety related to life-threatening illness.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The aging plant is located on an intricate network of earthquake fault lines.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

She started selling pot after her daughter died. Now she could face 10 years in prison.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Despite stigmas associated with illegal drugs, they speak out against drug myths.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new study finds that consciousness might continue to occur minutes after the heart has stopped beating.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Have you heard of Kratom?

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

What to do if an employer is discriminating against your appearance.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Oct 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Albuquerque's poet laureate writes about dehumanization and killing of black people in the US.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many of the things we consider groundbreaking are really just echoes of a not-so-distant past.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Early humans only lived to 30, and our bodies haven't entirely caught up to our long lives.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New report unmasks the dangers of perfectionist thinking. It can lead to depression and worse.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"I'm sorry for algebra."

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Police militarization in Ferguson highlights a disturbing trend in America.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The court threw out a prohibitory “upskirt” photo law, because banning creepshots is “paternalistic."

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

NPR reported digital abuse is so prevalent, shelters include 'digital detox' in their intake processes.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"Don't let a candy bar ruin your vacation."

Posted on: Sep 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet and Salon

"The overwhelming majority of drug users don’t have a drug problem.”

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Psychedelic harm reduction efforts with people tripping at festivals can naturally inform psychedelic therapy.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The snooping dispatcher heard him discussing “pleasure shivers” and “tiny little pins” in his body.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The new report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy is a useful roadmap.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The combination of charity and marijuana are a recipe for a right-wing headache.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

High-tech pot companies are concocting clever infusions, testing them for potency and labeling their dosages.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And he is not alone in his struggle with racist employer discrimination.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The league's new domestic violence policy is a positive step, but it's still got an embarrassing morality problem.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

No other drugs even come close.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Rapper B-Real's "Pot Bucket Challenge" is surprisingly poignant.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The new animated short film 'War on Drugo' is beautiful and poignant.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Forty-four people have overdosed after using a chemically engineered marijuana imitation.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Scientists are using industrial hemp for futuristic 'supercapacitor' batteries.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hypocrisy surrounds a key ballot initiative.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The state is using its tight welfare budget to administer the expensive tests.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A pot legalization initiative in D.C. gathered twice the number of required signatures.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And 36 percent of the tickets he wrote were issued to African Americans.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Brookings Institution said Colorado's system addresses “key concerns."

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new national report dispels the common prohibitionist argument.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Journalist Rak Razam discusses his book, film and journey into the world of Amazonian ayahuasca tourism.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A pipsqueak nation leads the world in per capita smoking, according to a UN report.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

50 cameras captured the scene but the cop wasn't punished. Now the victim's family is suing.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“The social costs of the marijuana laws are vast."

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