Chris Roberts

Drugs

Cops Raided and Shut Down the Only Magic Mushroom 'Church' in the U.S.

Oakland police marched into the Zide Door Church of Entheogenic Plants, seized its stash, and called in firefighters to bust open the safes, according to photos and videos posted to Instagram.
Chris Roberts
8.20.20
Politics

Black Lives Matter Isn't Going to Just 'Shut Up and Vote' for Kamala Harris

Refusing to account for her "top cop" record risks squandering the energy and enthusiasm of the BLM criminal justice reform movement.
Chris Roberts
8.14.20
Weed

The Bizarre Case of a Death Allegedly Caused by CBD Oil

A case report suggests that CBD oil contributed to someone's death. Some scientists—and the weed industry—aren’t so sure.
Chris Roberts
5.12.20
Coronavirus

Cruise Passengers Exposed to Coronavirus Went Home Without Being Tested

Some passengers say they were never even offered a test, despite public promises from government officials like Mike Pence.
Chris Roberts
3.20.20
Weed

White Weed Entrepreneurs Are Gaming Programs Meant to Help People of Color

Berner's says it's San Francisco's first Black-owned dispensary, but critics claim its well-connected white partners got preferential treatment.
Chris Roberts
1.30.20
drugs-health

California Just Jacked Up Weed Taxes. The Black Market Could Cash In

The increase is an "extinction event" for a new industry, critics say, and could even mean more vaping deaths.
Chris Roberts
11.26.19
Weed

California Liberals Talked a Big Game About Weed Justice. Then Big Cannabis Took Over

“A lot of people really felt like small farmers would be taken care of and looked after." They haven't been.
Chris Roberts
11.20.19
identity-rights

Kamala Harris' Prosecutors Sent This Innocent Man to Prison for Murder. Now He's Talking

Dirty cops. A bogus eyewitness. Years in violent prisons. And a liberal politician whose star keeps rising.
Chris Roberts
10.10.19
Weed

Joe Biden Is Coming for Your Legal Weed

The former VP and 2020 candidate's plan for cannabis is the industry's worst nightmare: It could blow up the system across the country.
Chris Roberts
8.5.19
Weed

How a Bogus Anti-Weed Stat Seeped into the Mainstream

"These guys are the flat-earth crew."
Chris Roberts
7.1.19
Weed Week

The Weed Industry Is Burning Millions on DC Lobbyists and Getting Nowhere

Cannabis companies are learning that deep pockets aren't enough to influence Congress.
Chris Roberts
4.24.19