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: May 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A Florida environmentalist hopes his hemp car could lead the charge in making carbon neutral vehicles.

Posted on: May 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Or, the problem with click-bait headlines.

Posted on: May 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The move is intended to ease access to medical marijuana for veterans suffering from PTSD, serious injuries, and other debilitating conditions.

Posted on: May 19, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Marijuana activists are set to protest pot prohibition at the White House Friday. They want Obama to deschedule it, but that's just for starters.

Posted on: May 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

If you're going to be rolling on molly this summer, we have some suggestions for dealing with morning-after woes.

Posted on: May 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

With a little nurture, nature can let you produce your own marijuana supply and keep your money in your own pocket.

Posted on: May 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It was first in North America with safe injection sites and heroin maintenance studies. Canada plows ahead

Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The applications of thousands of federal drug war prisoners are bottlenecked, and the clock is ticking.

Posted on: May 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A vanishing twin? Penis-enhancement medications? You ain't heard nuthin' yet.

Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet

How I got around one of the most obscene examples of Big Pharma overreach.

Posted on: May 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Justice Department's war on medical marijuana in California seems to be ending not with a bang, but a whimper in its collapsed case against Harborside.

Posted on: May 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Maine is the third state to qualify a pot legalization initiative for this year's election. Nevada is already set; California and Arizona are likely.

Posted on: May 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

People with histories of substance abuse and violence are less likely to engage in domestic violence if they've tripped, a new study finds.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Do you want to "get jacked on skag" and still have a productive work day? SNL has just the product for you.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The land of the maple leaf is about to become the land of the marijuana leaf, too.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2016, Source: AlterNet

As the UNGASS on Drugs is underway at U.N. headquarters in New York City, psychonauts and researchers are leading the charge for psychedelic freedom.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The experts don't expect substantive global drug reform to come out of the UNGASS on Drugs and are already looking down the road.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

New research finds that dropping acid can quiet obsessive thinking about the past, opening up headspace for looking to the future.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Scientists have long sought a pill to fight cocaine dependence. They may have found one.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A training session on "criminal interdiction" of drugs and guns at the Richmond bus depot got very real.