Tag: Drugs

140 articles

Big Pothead vs. Big Pot

In what will likely be his last political act, Willie Nelson declares war on corporate marijuana.


How Did Lamar Odom Fall So Far?

Everything that happened before former NBA star Lamar Odom suffered multiple strokes on the floor of a Pahrump brothel.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Like Home"

A band's tour problems range from bedbugs to internal strife.


When the Womb Is a Crime Scene

An Alabama woman took the equivalent of one Valium during her pregnancy. A few weeks after she gave birth, she became one of more than 1,800 new and expecting mothers arrested under the state’s chemical endangerment law.


Willie and the Weed Factory

A long talk with Willie Nelson about pot.



“Super tunnels” are a speciality of the Sinaloa drug cartel – and its leader, El Chapo.


How A Small-Time Drug Dealer Rescued Dozens During Katrina

When all else failed, he commandeered a bus, and saved his neighbors. Now he’s in prison.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Black Doom of Options"

An eviction notice causes a grotesque chain of events.

"Imogene grunted as she lifted the sledgehammer and again brought it down. She missed the knob and graced the door, taking some of the siding off it. She bent down and thrust the hammer at the spot. The wood gave away."


Boy, Interrupted

A drug derived from cannabis was the only thing that could control a young boy’s seizures.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Delivery"

A pizza deliverer/calculus whiz becomes involved in the lives of two unstable college students.

"I licked my thumb, outside, by the car, and ran it over the suction cups, before I slapped the marquee to the top of my cobalt blue Toyota. The pizzas were already sitting in the passenger seat, cardboard mouths smiling. I was conscious, despite Walter’s assertion, that I was operating under the tick of a clock, an invisible, indefinite deadline. Really, we all are. But no one realizes how soon it’s coming."


When Drug Addicts Work in Hospitals, No One Is Safe

How a traveling medical technician managed to steal narcotics from hospitals, infecting at least 45 people with hepatitis C in the process.


Against His Better Judgment

A federal judge resents the harshness of mandatory drug sentences.