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April M. Short previously worked as drugs editor at AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @AprilMShort.
Meet the Marijuana Pioneer Who Spent His Life and Risked His Business Crusading for Pot
Posted on: Oct 2, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A Q&A with the famed businessman and activist Steve DeAngelo the day he published his new book 'The Cannabis Manifesto.'
Do You Live In One of the Most—or Least—Happy Places in America?
Posted on: Sep 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A new poll measures well-being around the country.
Missouri Man Sentenced to Life In Prison for Nonviolent Pot Crime Goes Free
Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet
He has spent a third of his life behind bars.
Breastfeeding in the Industrial Age Could Fill Your Baby With Toxic Chemicals
Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A Harvard study showed infants who were breastfed had higher concentrations of common, toxic chemicals.
Why Now Is the Worst Time in American History to Be a Renter
Posted on: Aug 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet
People in San Francisco and LA are spending half of their incomes on rent.
The Internet Is Swarming With 'Snake People'
Posted on: Aug 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Popular browser extension pokes fun at the Internet's millennial-haters.
Debunking One of the Most Pernicious Pot Myths
Posted on: Jul 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A cannabis overdose has never killed anyone -- much less a child.
Planned 'Bong-a-Thon' Marijuana Smoke-out Causes Local Panic
Posted on: Jul 9, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The local county has responded à la Reefer Madness, and the name of the town does not help.
Startling Proof That Teen Pregnancies Drop When Birth Control Is Free
Posted on: Jul 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet
Colorado experiment yields dramatic results.
5 Incredible Breakthroughs in Pot Science That Mainstream Media Is Finally Paying Attention To
Posted on: Jun 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The recent shift in public opinion about marijuana has propelled a historic heave against the research blockade.
Meet the Brave Doctor Still Researching Marijuana Even After Getting Fired for It
Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: Reset.me
Dr. Sue Sisely is not letting bureaucratic obstacles or political retribution stop her. And veterans suffering PTSD thank her for it.
Pot Goes Legit, But Will It Sell Its Soul?
Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A peek inside what could be the fastest-growing, most controversial industry ever reveals dollar-sign dreams and contradictions.
Former Combat Vet and Drug Cop Suffered from Suicidal Thoughts and PTSD and Turned to Ayahuasca in Desperation -- This Is His Story
Posted on: Jan 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The amazing power of a psychedelic.
Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users
Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet
You might be surprised who's on the list.
The Illegal Drug That Could Help Ease Anxiety About Death
Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet
A new study looks at MDMA for treating anxiety related to life-threatening illness.
PG&E May Have Secretly Altered Earthquake Standards for California's Last Nuclear Power Plant
Posted on: Oct 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet
The aging plant is located on an intricate network of earthquake fault lines.
65-Year-Old Woman Says She Sold Marjiuana to Afford Raising Her Grandchildren
Posted on: Oct 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet
She started selling pot after her daughter died. Now she could face 10 years in prison.
6 Brave Researchers Busting the Myths Behind Everything We Think We Know About Drugs
Posted on: Oct 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Despite stigmas associated with illegal drugs, they speak out against drug myths.
Near-Death Experiences May Not be Hallucinations: We Could Have Real, Postmortem Awareness
Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: AlterNet
A new study finds that consciousness might continue to occur minutes after the heart has stopped beating.
Plant That Gets You High and Reduces Opiate Addiction Is Taking Off in the US—And It's Legal
Posted on: Oct 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Have you heard of Kratom?
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