Kristen Gwynne

Stuff

Ghostface Killah Wants to Be the Tony Stark of Cannabis

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has busted into the California weed industry with Wu Goo, a 70 percent THC oil made to be smoked out of a vaporizer.
Kristen Gwynne
8.4.16
News

Can You Really Die from an MDMA Allergy?

As with all psychoactive substances, the vast majority of MDMA users get high without suffering significant health problems. Still, some people have adverse reactions to the drug, and it's not clear why.
Kristen Gwynne
3.16.16
News

Why Does the UN Help Fund Policies That Kill Nonviolent Drug Offenders in Iran?

Iran executes hundreds of people for drug crimes every year, and yet the international community continues to fund its brutal drug wars.
Kristen Gwynne
10.16.15
News

Should Murderers Convicted as Juveniles Have a Shot at Parole?

The Supreme Court is considering whether a 2012 decision barring mandatory sentences of life without parole for kids should be applied retroactively to hundreds of convicted killers.
Kristen Gwynne
10.14.15
The Prison Issue

How Personhood Laws Can Land Women in Court for Crimes Against Their Own Fetuses

Anti-abortion measures are putting women are at risk of being charged with crimes against their fetuses, and rogue prosecutors can use their wide discretion to prosecute mothers with crimes beyond feticide or child abuse.
Kristen Gwynne
10.13.15
News

How Eric Garner's Family Is Coping with Their Loss One Year Later

On the anniversary of one of the most notorious police killings in recent memory, Eric Garner's family looks back at a year of grief and activism.
Kristen Gwynne
7.20.15
News

New York City Just Settled with the Family of Eric Garner for $5.9 Million

But the family of the Staten Island man isn't done advocating for justice and police reform in America.
Kristen Gwynne
7.14.15
News

The Author of 'The Cartel' on America's Role in Mexico's Brutal and Bloody Drug War

A look at how drug trafficking's massive profits feed high-level corruption, and how American policy is fanning the flames.
Kristen Gwynne
7.6.15
News

Freddie Gray Protests Broke Out Across America Last Night

Activists marched all over Manhattan last night despite a police crackdown that led to 120 arrests.
Kristen Gwynne
4.30.15
News

Can Vermont Bring Legal Weed to the Northeast?

As prohibition crumbles in the West, marijuana reform activists are looking to open up a new frontier for the legalization movement.
Kristen Gwynne
1.6.15
News

Does Domestic Violence Actually Rise During the Holidays?

Actually, the opposite may be true.
Kristen Gwynne
1.2.15
News

Texas Is the Next Big Test for Legal Weed

Legalization advocates are pinning their hopes to a new bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the Lone Star State.
Kristen Gwynne
12.30.14
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