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11 items by Kristen Gwynne

  • Hurricane Sandy One Year Later: 10 Places That Are Still Suffering

    Hurricane Sandy One Year Later: 10 Places That Are Still Suffering | ARTICLE

    One year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast coast, some of the hardest-hit communities continue to struggle with the storm's damage. Many of the areas most devastated by Sandy were home to low-income people who are now...

    November 1, 2013 4:15 PM ET
  • Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

    Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State? | ARTICLE

    It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, but research suggests that the drug's positive effects go beyond just getting high. A 2012 study published in the peer-reviewed academic journal...

    August 21, 2013 3:48 PM ET
  • Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana

    Five Reasons Cops Want to Legalize Marijuana | ARTICLE

    Most people don't think "cops" when they think about who supports marijuana legalization. Police are, after all, the ones cuffing stoners, and law enforcement groups have a long history of lobbying against marijuana policy reform. Many see...

    June 27, 2013 4:05 PM ET
  • Speedy Ortiz Hit the Accelerator

    Speedy Ortiz Hit the Accelerator | ARTICLE

    Growing up in Manhattan, Sadie Dupuis realized early that she wanted to be more than just another "earnest-singing, pretty-voiced frontwoman." Starting as a young teenager, she played shows as a solo act and with what she now...

    June 18, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • Legalization's Biggest Enemies

    Legalization's Biggest Enemies | ARTICLE

    The marijuana legalization initiatives that triumphed in Washington and Colorado this past fall faced surprisingly little organized opposition. Money tells the story: Washington's pro-legalization initiative I-502 raised more than $6 million from supporters, while the campaign...

    January 17, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Richard Branson's Son Challenges the War on Drugs in New Documentary

    Richard Branson's Son Challenges the War on Drugs in New Documentary | ARTICLE

    Breaking the Taboo – a new documentary about the war on drugs – premiered last night at Google's New York headquarters, with stars including Katie Couric, Virgin mogul Richard Branson, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Natalie Imbruglia...

    December 7, 2012 2:26 PM ET
  • The 10 Best Politicians on Pot Reform

    The 10 Best Politicians on Pot Reform | ARTICLE

    This month marks the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in America – and the evidence suggests that the government ban may finally be on its way out. Last year, for the first time ever in this country,...

    October 9, 2012 3:16 PM ET
  • California Pot Crackdown Threatens a Child's Health

    California Pot Crackdown Threatens a Child's Health | ARTICLE

    With the federal government continuing to crack down on California's medical marijuana program, a young boy's health is now at risk. The Los Angeles Times reports that a six-year-old living with debilitating seizures in Modesto, California,...

    September 17, 2012 12:14 PM ET
  • War on Synthetic Drugs Continues With New Tests

    War on Synthetic Drugs Continues With New Tests | ARTICLE

    Less than two months after President Obama signed a nationwide federal ban on many synthetic drugs – including so-called synthetic marijuana and bath salts – Ohio's Omega Laboratories has announced the existence of a new...

    August 30, 2012 3:55 PM ET
  • Arkansas Sends Medical Marijuana Law to the Ballot

    Arkansas Sends Medical Marijuana Law to the Ballot | ARTICLE

    Medical marijuana took one step closer to hitting the South on Wednesday, when Arkansas' Secretary of State office confirmed that the issue will be on the ballot there this November. Arkansans for Compassionate Care handed in...

    August 24, 2012 2:05 PM ET
  • Why Is the Government Cracking Down on California's Pot Dispensaries?

    Why Is the Government Cracking Down on California's Pot Dispensaries? | ARTICLE

    One Friday last fall, medical marijuana advocates in California felt the rug pulled out from under them. At an October 7th, 2011, press conference, four U.S. Attorneys announced plans to shut down many of the state's...

    August 22, 2012 2:25 PM ET
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