The week of February 15, 2015

The New War on Drugs
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The movement to completely change the way you get high

By Cece Lederer

The days of rolling joints are numbered.

Quote of the week

“We need more states to come online, and we need the federal government to treat marijuana like alcohol.”

—Erik Altieri

Features

The Hive

The uncensored history of the Internet’s drug revolution

By Patrick Howell O'Neill

It’s been a long, strange trip to Silk Road.

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The real triumph of Silk Road

By Aaron Sankin

The online marketplace made the world a marginally safer place.

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Behind the cutting-edge DIY drug movement

By Taylor Hatmaker

Brain hacking made easy.

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Upscale marijuana moves online

By Leslie Anne Jones

The parking lot at Wonderland Nursery is often full of Ford F-150s belonging to area …

Opinion

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When will we see a legal Silk Road?

By Patrick Howell O'Neill

Silk Road’s model worked. Could it ever go mainstream?

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Why Silicon Valley wants to end the drug war

By Gillian Branstetter

Tech innovation is stuck waiting on a green light.

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Legalizing marijuana could save America’s economy

By S.E. Smith

In all the discussion over marijuana legalization, we’re ignoring the obvious.