The Terrible War on Pregnant Drug Users
July 17, 2014
A large group of women are at risk of prosecution under such statutes, which virtually every leading health organization opposes.
San Francisco Mapped Every Brothel, Opium Den, and Gambling Parlor During a Moral Panic in the 1880s
July 02, 2014
The ugly motives behind a beautiful diagram of 1880s Chinatown
Driving stoned is still safer than driving drunk, right? Don't be so sure.
We Need a Strong Prison System
May 24, 2014
But we need to imprison people for fewer crimes and for less time
Approximately one in five students at an Ivy League college misuses a prescription stimulant to get ahead academically.
Queen Victoria Took Medicinal Marijuana
February 21, 2014
People who study drugs and human society can arrive at curious historical theories.
A New Study Says Medical Marijuana Reduces Suicide
February 03, 2014
Suicide rates drop up to 11 percent when states legalizing medical marijuana.
This Is What the Average Medical Marijuana User Looks Like
January 09, 2014
For starters, they've smoked pot before.
I Embedded with a Community of Meth Users
December 23, 2013
Adderall is middle-class meth—and other lessons from embedding with meth users
Earlier this year, I followed Senator Joe Manchin to town hall meetings with constituents in southern West Virginia to see how voters were reacting to his role in pushing for expanded background checks for gun purchases.