CJ Ciaramella

The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

How Bernie Superfans Are Reacting to Obama's Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Supporters of Bernie Sanders attend a rally outside of RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, June 9, 2016.
CJ Ciaramella
6.11.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

How #NeverTrump Conservatives Actually Plan to Vote in 2016

The real-estate mogul's presumptive presidential nomination has left a growing faction of conservatives without a natural political home in 2016.
CJ Ciaramella
5.17.16
News

How the ‘Acid King’ Won a Lawsuit Against the US Government

The ruling on behalf of a former LSD giant offers hope for drug war transparency in the Obama era.
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5.9.16
News

Meet the Muslims Suing the Cops for Their Own Surveillance Records

The NYPD worked with the feds to spy on the Muslim community, and now it's trying to beat a lawsuit using a 40-year-old CIA secrecy doctrine.
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3.29.16
News

The Heartbreaking Plight of Colorado's 'Marijuana Refugees'

Desperate families with children suffering from rare medical conditions have moved to Colorado seeking low-THC strains of marijuana.
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4.24.15
News

Native American Tribes Are Looking to Cash in on the Legal Weed Industry

Native American tribes have used their sovereign status to provide some of America's most beloved vices. Now some are wondering if legal marijuana could be their next big business venture.
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4.22.15
News

Is the Federal Government Finally Getting Closer to Rescheduling Weed?

The DEA's anti-weed policies been a source of frustration among marijuana activists for decades. But recent statements by Obama and new bipartisan bills in Congress have raised their hopes.
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4.3.15
Film

There's Finally a Documentary About Perpetual Presidential Candidate Vermin Supreme

Director Steve Onderick spent a year on the road with the last absurdist in American politics.
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3.25.15
News

Three Senators Are Finally Pushing to End the Federal Ban on Medical Marijuana

A new bill introduced Senators Rand Paul, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand would finally bring medical marijuana legalization to the federal level.
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3.11.15
News

DC Cashes In on the New Weed Industry

Days after marijuana became legal in the nation's capital, the industry flocked to Capitol Hill to claim its new territory at DC's first-ever cannabis convention.
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3.3.15
News

How an FBI Informant Sent a Radical Environmentalist to Prison, and How He Got Out Again

The true story of a failed bomb plot, an 18-year-old informant, and a massive fuck-up by the US government.
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2.27.15
News

Thanks to Congress, DC's Weed Legalization Is Going to Be a Nightmare

Washington, DC is set to move forward with weed legalization by the end of this week. But thanks to congressional meddling, the estimated $130 million local marijuana market will stay untaxed, unregulated, and underground.
CJ Ciaramella
2.24.15
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