Stories by Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith is editor of the AlterNet Drug Reporter and author of the Drug War Chronicle. subscribe to Phillip Smith's feed

Posted on: Jul 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hold the presses.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Golden State is quite likely to legalize marijuana on election day. What then?

Posted on: Jul 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Surprise! The Tea Party governor is extremely retrograde when it comes to drugs, too.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Okay, they won't get you high, but these weed-infused libations look scrumptious.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

New research says that's entirely possible.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Last week, the Democrats shied away from mentioning rescheduling or legalization in their marijuana platform plank. Now, they've gone a bit bolder.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The venerable joint is still a long way from the dustbin of history.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Everybody wants to get rich growing pot in Colorado, and that's turning into a problem for the growers.

Posted on: Jul 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Hint: It's not the Plains states or Dixie.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Still, seeing the inclusion of pot for the first time marks progress.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Golden State is going to have a chance to go green.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Before LSD was criminalized, it was used in thousands of research experiments. Here's a time-lapse snapshot of its effect on one artist.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Pot farmers in the Emerald Triangle are taking a page from the wine industry.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The avenue of hash and weed sellers in Copenhagen just picks up the pieces and resumes sales before the cops are even gone.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Supremes green-light more invasions of privacy.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

So, you want to get in on the green gold rush. Here's where the opportunities are.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

While legal weed has excited all kinds of entrepreneurial interest, the big corporate players have shied away. That just changed.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The phrase fishing trip takes on a whole new meaning.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The legal landscape for medical marijuana in the Golden State remains unsettled, and now cops in Sonoma County have swooped down on a major player.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Some U.S. senators are beginning to come around on marijuana, but there's still a sizable contingent of old-school weed warriors. Here are the worst.