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 StopTheDrugWar.org, 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.

Baby Boomers are taking up marijuana in a big way Phillip Smith
First Step Act got Sonny Mikell out of life in prison. Why are prosecutors trying to send him back? Phillip Smith
Legal marijuana is a job creation machine Phillip Smith
In historic vote, Denver decriminalizes magic mushrooms Phillip Smith
Brother David’s quest to turn the cannabis industry truly green—and support activism Phillip Smith
Is the Trump Justice Department trying to sabotage the First Step Act? Phillip Smith
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