Stories by April M. Short

April M. Short previously worked as drugs editor at AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @AprilMShort.  subscribe to April M. Short's feed

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.'

Posted on: Sep 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A new poll measures well-being around the country.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

He has spent a third of his life behind bars.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A Harvard study showed infants who were breastfed had higher concentrations of common, toxic chemicals.

Posted on: Aug 18, 2015, Source: AlterNet

People in San Francisco and LA are spending half of their incomes on rent.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Popular browser extension pokes fun at the Internet's millennial-haters.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A cannabis overdose has never killed anyone -- much less a child.

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.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Colorado experiment yields dramatic results.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The recent shift in public opinion about marijuana has propelled a historic heave against the research blockade.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source:

Dr. Sue Sisely is not letting bureaucratic obstacles or political retribution stop her. And veterans suffering PTSD thank her for it.

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.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

You might be surprised who's on the list.

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.