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Phillip Smith is editor of the AlterNet Drug Reporter and author of the Drug War Chronicle.
Green Machine: Meet the Sports Car Made From Cannabis Hemp
Posted on: May 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet
A Florida environmentalist hopes his hemp car could lead the charge in making carbon neutral vehicles.
Is POLITICO at War With the Marijuana Industry?
Posted on: May 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Or, the problem with click-bait headlines.
Another Big Step: Congress Moves to Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Veterans
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.
Marijuana Crusaders Are Taking Their Legalization Protest to Obama's Front Porch
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.
7 Ways to Reduce the MDMA Hangover
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.
6 Steps to Growing Your Own Backyard Pot Plant
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.
Light Years Ahead of the US on Drug Reform, Canada Will Allow Prescription Heroin
Posted on: May 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet
It was first in North America with safe injection sites and heroin maintenance studies. Canada plows ahead
How Obama's Efforts to Free Drug War Prisoners Are Being Stymied by His Own Bureaucrats
Posted on: May 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The applications of thousands of federal drug war prisoners are bottlenecked, and the clock is ticking.
10 Athletes' Outrageous Excuses for Failing Drug Tests
Posted on: May 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet
A vanishing twin? Penis-enhancement medications? You ain't heard nuthin' yet.
How I Got the $84,000 Hepatitis C Drug For $1500 by Buying It From India
Posted on: May 5, 2016, Source: AlterNet
How I got around one of the most obscene examples of Big Pharma overreach.
Major Victory for America's Marijuana Revolution: Feds Give Up Trying to Seize Largest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in U.S.
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.
It's Official: Maine Will Vote on Legalizing Marijuana in November
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.
Why MDMA and 'Shrooms Are Potential Major Tools to Fight Domestic Violence
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.
Video: Saturday Night Live's 'Heroin AM' Mock Ad Outrages the Humor-Impaired
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.
Canada Will Move to Legalize Pot Next Year
Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: AlterNet
The land of the maple leaf is about to become the land of the marijuana leaf, too.
Psychedelic Advocates Take Their Case for Freedom of Consciousness to the U.N.
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.
Movement to End the Drug War Hits the UN
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.
LSD Enables Mental Time Travel
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.
The Cure for Cocaine Addiction Is...Speed?
Posted on: Apr 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Scientists have long sought a pill to fight cocaine dependence. They may have found one.
Another Drug War Tragedy: State Trooper Lost His Life Enforcing Laws That Shouldn't Exist
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.
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