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Top 10 Joints
Put that in your pipe and smoke it
"...Unhappy Birthday 2011 marked the big 4-0 for the drug war, officially begun under President Richard Nixon on June..."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Texan lawmakers introduce bills for medical pot and industrial hemp
"...staple – the government actually encouraged production during World War II – until changes to the Controlled Substances Act..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Marijuana Still the No. 1 Hit
Drug warriors ignore the rise in alcohol abuse
"...Stop the presses: Drug use among Americans (ages 12 and older) rose in..."

Oct. 1, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Casa de mi Padre
Will Ferrell commits 100% to this goofy, all-Spanish-language soap opera-cum-horse opera.
"...amusing but not wildly funny. Neither is it facetious toward its roots, instead deriving most of its humor from..."

March 16, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Reefer Madness: Opiate Overdoses on the Rise
Heroin and prescription drugs claiming lives
"...that dying of an opiate overdose is excruciating: The drug – found in heroin or any number of prescription..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Green Alert
"These people are armed; they're dangerous ... violent criminal terrorists," says drug czar John Walters.
"...According to drug czar John Walters, head of the White House Office..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
As questions about possible political improprieties dog White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy, agency head John Walters hits Austin in search of good PR
"...about possible political improprieties dogged his agency in Washington, drug czar John Walters, head of the White House Office..."

July 27, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness
Medi-Pot Hysteria Unfounded
"...ill would somehow kick-start a juggernaut of seemingly state-sanctioned drug use and abuse – a tired-ass hand-wringing worry brought,..."

Nov. 24, 2006 News Column by Jordan Smith

How You Became a Criminal
An interview with Canadian documentary filmmaker Ron Mann about his newest film, Grass.
"...Line Cinema, which, by the way, is a Time Warner company today. They resurrected Reefer Madness in 1970, and..."

March 10, 2000 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

Kerlikowske Just Says "No"
Having a "war" might not be a good way to handle drugs, but neither is pretending that just saying "no" works
"...The National Drug Control Strategy needs to be a "balanced one" –..."

Nov. 3, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Supremes Take a Hit
The federalist smoke from medical marijuana reaches the Supreme Court. Can they clear the air on states' rights, pot, and the Constitution?
"...of marijuana by seriously ill patients who use the drug in compliance with state medical marijuana laws? Does the..."

Dec. 10, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Lowdown
George W. wants you to get a job, but won't pay for training; and, like his father, he's trying to get us into another oil war; also, drug companies use cash to get your doctor's recommendation.
"...Bush's Other War..."

Feb. 22, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

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Our readers talk back.
"...War on War on Drugs..."

May 12, 2000 Column

Paul-itically Incorrect
Ron Paul's Wacky Views Highlight a Bitter Race
"...wing -- Paul's newsletter includes an adamant call for drug legalization...."

Nov. 1, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

U.S. Government Gone Rogue
"...and Congress does nothing. Presidents use lies to initiate wars, and Congress does nothing. The U.S. engages in a..."

July 12, 2011 Postmarks

Reefer Madness
But DEA still refuses to admit hemp and pot are different crops
"...North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson, his meeting with Drug Enforcement Administration officials last month wasn't exactly encouraging. Johnson..."

March 16, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Texas' finest combat the glo-stick menace
"...If so, your loved one just might be an illegal-drug-taking Raver. "A pattern of this behavior or ownership of..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Hightower Lowdown
The "Prosperity Dividend," Bush's Energy Fraud, and the War on Colombia
"...End the War on Colombia The sheer loopiness of our country's drug..."

Feb. 16, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

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Theatre reviews! Film reviews! The Summer Smut Issue! Get your snipes here!
"...for the state of Texas to forcibly inject a drug into a man that will kill him, but it's..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Column

Voices From the Front
"...broader and more inclusive point of view. It's a war, says the movie, and though it spends a great..."

June 19, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Reefer Madness
Are Kids Really Kicking the Habit?
"...a bit of good news: Teen use of illicit drugs did not increase appreciably in 2008, according to the..."

Dec. 26, 2008 News Column by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Rowdy West Coast Raid; and Poll Indicates Populace is Mellowing About Pot
"...Drug Enforcement Administration narcos picked up where they left off..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Denver wants to be SAFER, and Walters only likes softballs in press conferences
"...crimes of violence," SAFER Director Mason Tvert told the Drug Reform Coordination Network. "The initiative expresses the sense of..."

May 27, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The feds punish transit authorities for carrying drug-reform ads
"...Four drug-policy reform advocacy groups on Feb. 18 filed suit in..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Double Jeopardy
A long-ago marijuana conviction gets a library staffer fired and raises questions about city employment policies and the war on drugs
"...the nation's obsession with crime and punishment, with making war on drugs, and with punitive employment policies wielded against..."

Nov. 29, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
"...Georgetown City Council severely curtails commercial development over the Edwards Aquifer, and should they hold, may turn out to..."

Nov. 9, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Waving Sen. Norm Coleman's Freak Flag
"...proffered by the White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy, including that pot is a “highly addictive”..."

June 27, 2007 News Post by Jordan Smith

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Our readers talk back.
"...of Champ's attitude: I recall the Austin Chronicle Music Awards of 2000, when your publication presented him with an..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Column

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Raves for Marc Savlov's recent article on Ecstasy.
"...9]. I am by no means an abuser of drugs, but I was there in the Eighties at Hall's..."

June 23, 2000 Column

Top 9 Joints
"...other mental illnesses, which is why they want to ward off threats to its availability. In the end, lawmakers..."

Jan. 1, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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