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"...hook is its lucid argument that our cultural attitudes toward marijuana have been so carefully molded and programmed. Mann..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Crime Down, Except for Murder
Austin homicides up; everything else down
"...continues to decline across the country, the number of drug-related arrests continue to outpace all others; there were 1.6..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Medi-Pot States Free to Inhale
It's official: The feds are backing off
"...Obama's inauguration, raids of California medi-pot dispensaries by the Drug Enforcement Administration had picked up. In February, Holder promised..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Obama Team Says No to Pot
Obama transition team says "no" to legalizing pot
"...But whether that will be the case for all drug-policy reform questions remains to be seen...."

Dec. 16, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Daily reviews and interviews
"...Before a massive sweep of drug busts rocked the town in 1999, Tulia was another..."

March 14, 2008 Screens Feature by Wells Dunbar

Reefer Madness
Q & A with Rob Kampia, co-founder of the Marijuana Policy Project
"...RM: What about John Walters [the drug czar, head of the White House Office of the..."

Aug. 31, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...can therefore hurt more people than you may be aware of. "St. Michael's Passion" was a well-intended article, but..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Column

More Light Rail hubbub and a few Naderite cries in the wilderness.
"...mechanisms from the post-WWII suburban pattern to the pre-World War II neighborhood pattern (which supports automobiles just fine, by..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Column

"...hard-working, intelligent, and opinionated public servant. Who during World War II said, "It's time to do something now; if..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Column

Sex, Drugs & Democracy
"...cleverly violate their international treaties designed to fight the war on drugs. Instead of filling prisons with “soft” drug..."

Oct. 7, 1994 Movie Review by Brian Baker

Supports Legalization Of Marijuana
"...Smith’s Jan. 1 column [“Top 9 Joints,” News]: The drug war is largely a war on marijuana smokers. In..."

Jan. 2, 2010 Postmarks

The Journey of a Gun
Gun traveled circuitous path to Kevin Brown's hands
"...Wesley Smith. Smith, who wanted information about an Eastside drug dealer known as "Icy Mike," was calling on behalf..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: 'Let's Embarrass Ron Paul'
Libertarian/Republican presidential candidate discusses hemp farming and other 'crazy' ideas
"...government, he says, and most certainly not by the Drug Enforcement Administration. In 2005 he introduced the first-ever federal..."

May 25, 2007 News Column by Jordan Smith

Answering to a Higher Power
"...Prohibition triggers more violence, suffering, and death than the drugs themselves. Alcohol prohibition was called the noble experiment, while..."

April 3, 2006 Postmarks

In this horror film, three backpackers check in to the wrong hostel where, unbeknownst to them, very bad things happen from dusk till dawn.
"...ugly Americans rampaging through the EU’s flesh markets and drug bazaars in search of debauched bliss (a sort of..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Readers hash over the war on drugs in response to an AISD principal's being busted for marijuana possession.
"...[2] You have things exactly backward on the budget overruns. These occurred under the previous..."

April 21, 2000 Column

Nichols Is Biased
"...Drug War Too Costly..."

Jan. 15, 1999 Column

Another glimpse behind the curtain at the late musical legend
", her relatives are very open about her childhood, drug use, and insecurities. In contrast, we’re presented with Bobby..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Governor to Decriminalize Pot!
Perry claims progress … but the facts are not so plain
"...but also that he's long been a supporter of drug decriminalization policies in Texas...."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Yes and No on Pot Prop
Fighting over plan to tax and regulate pot in California
"...That leap forward is interesting, especially when you consider that it has..."

Sept. 28, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: A Crack at Correcting Sentencing Disparity
New law may indicate course change for drug sentencing
"...crack cocaine, without any official recognition that the two drugs are chemically identical, separated only by method of ingestion...."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Seeds vs. Suds
Marijuana: A safer alternative to America's favorite social lubricant?
"...that's fine. But here's the truth: They were using drugs – on the president's urging...."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Column by Jordan Smith

Reefer Madness: Treatment Works
Bill would divert low-level drug offenders from prison and save a bundle of money
" is actually being spent to house low-level, nonviolent drug offenders. Keeping those folks out of state jails and..."

March 6, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Securing the Substance
Richard Linklater on his adaptation of 'A Scanner Darkly'
"...of the Dick estate and family, follows the circuitous, drug-induced mental meltdown of Bob Arctor (Reeves), a man for..."

July 7, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The DARE Debate
Austin Police Kick Drug Prevention Program
"...photograph by Doug Potter DARE, the world's most popular drug prevention program, just lost another customer. The city of..."

Aug. 14, 1998 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Top 10 Joints
The year in drugs
"...1) DON'T BOGART THAT JOINT The National Institute on Drug Abuse announced in December that teen use of marijuana..."

Jan. 7, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Leave no child untested -- for drug use, that is
"...Drug czar John Walters, head of the White House Office..."

Oct. 17, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Least Among Saints
A combat veteran suffering from PTSD becomes the dubious mentor of a boy whose mother has just OD'd in this heartfelt drama.
"...his feature film debut. He plays Anthony, a Gulf War veteran who has recently returned to his suburban hometown..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reefer Roundup: 3/3/11
Your drug war news for the week
"...action – A movie tracing the South Florida pot wars coming to SXSW, extending funding for needle exchange, limiting..."

March 3, 2011 SXSW Post by Jordan Smith

Naked City
"...replace Stovy Bowlin, who resigned in November, the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District has hired Floyd Marsh, who will..."

May 24, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

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