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: Feb 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A 1969 anti-drug film short from Lockheed Aircraft is unintentionally hilarious.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

We know alcohol has a role, but another class of drugs appears to have a calming effect.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The great social experiment is underway. How is it going?

Posted on: Feb 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The cops netted a quarter pound of pot in their fatal night-time drug raid. Last month also saw two others killed in the drug war, one unarmed.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Campaigners on Monday handed in nearly double the number of signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. Some will be bad, but that's a pretty big cushion.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There are some strange goings on in North California. Okay, that's not unusual, but this time it involves coyotes who could be tripping on 'shrooms.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The stuff eases pain and opiate withdrawals and is almost impossible to overdose on. Banning it seems like a step in the wrong direction.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The Green Mountain State is on a path to be the first in the nation to legalize weed through the legislative process.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A VA policy that bars doctors from recommending medical marijuana to patients is set to expire. Some members of Congress want to see it reversed.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2016, Source: AlterNet

One drug slightly reduces pot smoking, but can cause depression, anxiety and "unusual sensations." Any takers?

Posted on: Jan 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Is being dry a predictor of opposition to marijuana legalization?

Posted on: Jan 22, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Paranoia strikes deep.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Medical marijuana became available in the Empire State this month...kind of.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The educational value of her venture is yet to be determined, but it looks pretty funny.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Do you want to fold space time? Become super-intelligent? Have a little pick-me-up before a night of the old ultraviolence? Sci-fi is there for you.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

U.S. policies helped push these people out of Central America. Now U.S. policy is pushing them back in.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A potent form of marijuana has arrived on the East Coast, and some media outlets seem to have gotten a contact high.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

This 1980s anti-drug campaign featured not only some truly strange PSAs, but really bad hair, too.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

We have a DNC chair stuck in the last century when it comes to marijuana policy.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "marijuana movement."

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