Category Archives: Marijuana

Tom Tancredo and me

Back when I was a confused 22-year-old, I tried to be a straight, just-the-facts-ma’am reporter, covering Congress for public radio stations across the US. I quickly learned that I hated it, in part because I had to interview people like … Continue reading

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It can’t happen here

The year is 2036. Packs of feral dogs roam the streets of Denver, scouring the destitute downtown for their next meal: probably some poor vagrant bastard, if Those Who Dwell Below haven’t beat them to it. A lone scream in … Continue reading

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The West goes to pot

In my latest piece for Al Jazeera, I recount how a trip to a Hollywood plastic surgeon led to me embracing alternative medicine and Adult Swim. Check it out.

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U.S. Attorneys take on Big Pharma

In no uncertain terms, U.S. federal attorneys in California are blasting the corporatist health care system and the mega-corporations behind it that are every day placing profits over people. Benjamin Wagner, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, for … Continue reading

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Lies, damn lies, and drug war statistics

Anti-marijuana campaigners hate the fact that in some states in the U.S. sick people are allowed to use a drug that doesn’t come from a big pharmaceutical company, which they fear could eventually lead to a broader relaxation of cannabis … Continue reading

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Profiting from pot (prohibition)

In a small victory for a slightly more humane and sensible drug policy, Connecticut lawmakers recently approved a measure decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. State Sen. Toni Boucher, a Republican, isn’t happy, though. And she says that, rather … Continue reading

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