Stories by April M. Short

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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."

Posted on: Jul 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Pot is not allowed in the airport, or across state lines.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. is far behind when it comes to drug laws that actually make sense.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

They're locking women up for drug use instead of getting them the health care they need.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2014, Source: AlterNet

“Do you wanna hit this?” an Instagrammer asked the president on Tuesday evening.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A recent online course unraveled psychedelic science, medicine, art and spirituality.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The orchestra isn’t ashamed to partner publicly with the pot industry.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The Washington Post created a convenient data map based on the United Nations 2014 World Drug Report.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Sue Sisley planned to head up a key study of marijuana to treat PTSD in veterans at the University of Arizona.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Cannabis has long been said to heighten sexual stimulation.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Is former president finally ready to inhale?

Posted on: Jun 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The district’s residents have no voting representatives in Congress, so the power of the vote has been superseded.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If you're trying to limit science, you probably know you're losing the argument.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: AlterNet

These prohibitionist panics make Maureen Dowd's New York Times column look like nothing.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

An amendment that would prohibit the Fed from interfering in state medical pot laws is still up in the air.

Posted on: May 30, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new study turned up alarming results after one night of traditional hookah use.

Posted on: May 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There is no rational reason for delaying this bill another year.

Posted on: May 28, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The DEA thinks the money goes to terrorists. Even if it does, more 'war on drugs' isn't the answer.

Posted on: May 23, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Millions of activists from around the world will once again March Against Monsanto.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

He used hash to make the brownies, which is a felony under Texas law.

Posted on: May 22, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Now the agency is grappling with their marijuana rules.

Posted on: May 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A proposed ordinance would seriously restrict marijuana dispensaries in San Jose.

Posted on: May 20, 2014, Source: AlterNet

And they're spying on 250 million private citizens in five foreign countries.

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

New York is on track to arrest 28,600 people for pot possession this year, most of them minorities.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A new report reveals obscene wastes of money and humanitarian disasters.

Posted on: May 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's a right way and a wrong way to grow organic foods.

Posted on: May 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The seeds were scattered to “liberate our land from the foundations of war.”

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

From pain and trouble sleeping to cancer and dementia, pot can be a godsend for seniors.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A New York University study is using psilocybin to help patients overcome the fear of death.

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