Stories by Kristen Gwynne

Kristen Gwynne is an editor at The Influence. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, VICE and RollingStone.com. Follow her on Twitter @kristengwynne. subscribe to Kristen Gwynne's feed

Posted on: Mar 31, 2016, Source: The Influence

A new poll reveals Americans are more concerned with the dangers of a substance they can buy legally.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2016, Source: The Influence

A questionably legal program unfairly targets poor residents, sweeping them off the street and into jail.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2016, Source: The Influence

This year, the burning issues of opioid overdose and marijuana legalization have forced presidential candidates to repeatedly comment on drug policy.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2016, Source: The Influence

Debunking a stereotype that dates all the way back to colonialism.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015, Source: The Guardian

In a case that has drawn the attention of Sister Helen Prejean, attorney says man was sentenced to death ‘because he’s poor.'

Posted on: May 16, 2014, Source: RH Reality Check

Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, yet harsh drug war laws still penalize society's most marginalized women.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2013, Source: AlterNet

By monitoring social media and using crowd-sourced evidence, authorities have turned the public into both suspects and investigators.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Legalization in two states has sparked a groundbreaking discussion about domestic and international policy.