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Flash Bomb Incident Turns Mom into Anti-SWAT Activist

Flash Bomb Incident Turns Mom into Anti-SWAT Activist

Trigger Warning: SWAT Raids, terrible injuries. Alecia Phonesavanh has been through so much in the last few weeks that few people would blame her for turning into a media-shy recluse. Ever since her family sprang to national attention in the wake of a bungled drug raid that left her son in a medically-induced coma, she’s […]

An Obituary for Sarah: Love and Loss in the War on Drugs

An Obituary for Sarah: Love and Loss in the War on Drugs

IMAGE: Neal Fowler, Creative Commons I looked for her for years. I asked around, I googled her name on the regular. Things would remind me of her now and then, and I’d be flooded with waves of regret that we hadn’t kept in touch. Sarah was the child of two schizophrenic parents. She didn’t know where […]

Addicts are People Too: Choosing Compassion over Judgement

Addicts are People Too: Choosing Compassion over Judgement

Addicts are people, too. This is sadly something that many people in the cannabis community seem to be forgetting, throwing around the  words “druggie,” “meth-head,” and “junkie” as though a single factor (whether or not a person has used certain drugs) determines any human’s worth. Let me make something perfectly clear: being addicted to a […]

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

If you haven’t seen the video coverage of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) grilling the drug czar’s chief deputy Michael Botticelli at Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on marijuana policy, you should. The lines of questioning are similar to Rep. Cohen’s questioning last year of DEA Director […]

My Wife’s Addicted to Breaking Bad And I’m Not Allowed To Do Meth

My Wife’s Addicted to Breaking Bad And I’m Not Allowed To Do Meth

I do not approve of the so-called hippies, but I do not approve of any government control over drugs. The government does not have the right to tell any individual what to do with his or her health and life. You probably know that I received a prescription for the stimulant Benzedrine, or “speed.” I […]

Lessons Learned From DEA Agent Hank Schrader As Breaking Bad Begins Final Season

Lessons Learned From DEA Agent Hank Schrader As Breaking Bad Begins Final Season

Since the Drug War’s inception there have been a myriad of movies and television shows that have captured the many failings of prohibition. From HBO’s The Wire and Boardwalk Empire, to Traffic on the big screen, they have all provided fictional glimpses into why prohibition can never be achieved. But I believe the best modern-day […]