Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith is a senior writing fellow and the editor and chief correspondent of Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He has been a drug policy journalist for the past two decades. He is the longtime author of the Drug War Chronicle, the online publication of the non-profit, and has been the editor of AlterNet’s Drug Reporter since 2015. He was awarded the Drug Policy Alliance’s Edwin M. Brecher Award for Excellence in Media in 2013.

Joe Biden has a problem with pot Phillip Smith
States that legalized marijuana see dramatic drop in police traffic searches Phillip Smith
Could these be the next 8 states to legalize marijuana? Phillip Smith
Mexico's next president looks for ways to end the drug wars Phillip Smith
One of the reddest states in America just voted for a very progressive medical marijuana initiative Phillip Smith
Trump country is opioid country Phillip Smith
What it's like for an American drug reformer to go to a country with a compassionate system Phillip Smith
The drug test-free workplace: 7 occupations that don't require you to pee in a bottle to get hired Phillip Smith
Trump and Sessions are playing "bad cop-good cop" in the drug war Phillip Smith
The U.S. bombing campaign against "Taliban heroin labs" is bad drug war theater Phillip Smith
6 states that could pass marijuana initiatives this year Phillip Smith
8 things we now know that happen (and that don't happen) when we legalize marijuana Phillip Smith
In rebuff to Sessions, federal Marijuana Justice Act filed in House Phillip Smith
Why Jeff Sessions' war on weed is a futile pursuit Phillip Smith
4 Reasons for a surprising change in racial incarceration trendlines Phillip Smith