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 22, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Both opportunities and challenges await.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno will take over the helm of the nation's most powerful drug reform organization.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As more and more states respond to public outcry over asset forfeiture abuses, the attorney general wants to ramp it up at the federal level.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Do you have too much money and not enough cannabis cachet? There's a product for you.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The proposed measure redefines reality to make a drug crime out of literally nothing.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Hilarity—not military efficiency—ensues.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

As competition heats up, Colorado marijuana retailers face not a drug war, but a price war.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Are you looking for "a steady rush of euphoric energy and motivation that is great for party goers to dance the night away without a crash"?

Posted on: Jul 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

And that's not even counting people making a living in the black market.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The barbaric practice is commonly used on drug defendants in the benighted state, but toddlers, too?

Posted on: Jun 29, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Legal pot sales begin in Nevada: eight things you need to know.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Public health experts from north of the border don't want you to use pot, but have some suggestions if you insist on it.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

When weed is legal, cops have one less reason to search. That's one less opportunity for a potentially lethal confrontation.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2017, Source: AlterNet

It took nearly a year for damning video to emerge, but now the heat is on.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

But the state could still become the first legalize pot legislatively.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The science and the knowledge base are there. What is needed is political will.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Full Frontal host slices and dices the "apple-cheeked hate goblin" in a bleakly hilarious critique of his embrace of longer drug sentences.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2017, Source: AlterNet

When was the last time you scored some Booty Juice?

Posted on: Jun 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Some get in the pot business to do good. Some get into it hoping to do good and do well. Others are just looking to do well.