Illegal Drugs

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Hey St. Louis! Did Your Bling Get Confiscated in a Drug Bust? The DEA Wants to Know.

    Lose your Cadillac Escalade in a drug bust, and you're a completely innocent party? The DEA wants to know!For the past several weeks the Drug Enforcement Administration has been running advertisements in the Wall Street Journal and other national publications asking people to identify thousands of i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Illinois Lawmakers High On Medical Marijuana Bills lawmakers (including one from Alton) recently introduced medical marijuana legislation in the state's House and Senate. And, unlike in Missouri, both of the bills have made it out of their committee hearings and are one step closer to becoming law.Via the Chi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Medical Marijuana Comes to the Midwest next month, residents of Michigan will be able to petition their doctor for a pot prescription of up to twelve plants. Michigan is the first non-coastal state east of the Rocky Mountains to enact such a law.Techn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    The Nazis Are Coming! The Nazis Are Coming!

    www.nsm88.orgNazi and child at a Missouri rally last year.This just in from the National Socialist Movement, a.k.a. America's Nazi Party. The group is planning a rally in St. Louis on April 18 under the Gateway Arch. They encourage all "patriotic Americans to come out in support of traditional Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Meanwhile, In California

    While a handful of lawmakers and activists are fruitlessly lobbying for Missouri to become the fourteenth state to sanction marijuana for medical use (a topic that was covered in-depth in RFT's dead tree edition this week), a legislator from San Francisco has introduced a bill to California's genera ... More >>

  • News

    February 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Inhale to the Chief

    Missouri could join roughly a dozen states that allow doctors to authorize patients to use marijuana for medical purposes. Last week State Representative Kate Meiners (D-Kansas City) introduced House Bill 277 that would change Missouri laws regarding the classification of marijuana as a contr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2008
  • News

    January 30, 2008

    Libertarians shun Chief Wana Dubie.

    Critics say he's just blowing smoke.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008
  • News

    January 9, 2008

    Lock 'Em Down, Lock 'Em Up

    Did Lock 'Em Down Records exec Dewanzel Singleton lead a well-choreographed double life, or did the DEA finger an innocent man?

  • News

    July 25, 2007

    Sayonara, Sinaloa!

    Old (drug) habits die hard.

  • Music

    May 9, 2007


    Red Gone Wild (Def Jam)

  • Music

    January 24, 2007


    9 p.m. Thursday, January 25. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).

  • Home Entertainment

    April 26, 2006
  • Film

    December 14, 2005

    Slots with Video Poker (1996)

    Week of December 15, 2005

  • News

    July 6, 2005

    Too Many Cooks

    Missouriís days as the nationís Meth Lab Capital are numbered. So whatís next?

  • News

    June 29, 2005

    The Great Imitator

    The scourge of syphilis re-emerges, deadlier than before

  • News

    February 16, 2005

    Red Letter Day

    A cease-and-desist demand from the superintendent to one of her bosses? It's business as usual at the St. Louis Public Schools.

  • Music

    November 17, 2004

    DUI or DWB?

    Murphy Lee's publicist says the rapper was pulled over for Driving While Black

  • News

    June 16, 2004

    Methmaker, Methmaker, Make Me Some Meth

    Unreal finds good meth-lab locations and talks to a young lady making her way in the world (with the help of semi-nude photos); Bill Haas gets honest; and we (and Denny's) find several ways to play with our food

  • Music

    October 22, 2003

    Just One Toke?

    They may have been hippies, but Brewer & Shipley always bathed

  • Film

    October 15, 2003

    Holmes Fried

    Wonderland's tale of a porn star's decline might have had resonance if any of it felt real

  • Film

    August 6, 2003

    Film Openings

    Week of August 6, 2003

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2003

    The Queen of Kings

    Acid King's Lori S. takes inspiration from a tale of terror

  • Film

    March 5, 2003

    God Forsaken

    The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay

  • News

    January 29, 2003

    Dumb & Dumber

    If they'd sold drugs on a street corner, punishment would have been swift. Instead, they used the Internet -- and the party lasted for years.

  • News

    January 30, 2002

    Sealed with a Kiss

    A stripper, a podiatrist and a lawyer are entangled in Maryland Heights. Ah, the many moods of love.

  • Film

    October 24, 2001

    Dust and Bones

    Dickerson digs up an undead Snoop Dogg and every horror cliché he can find

  • News

    October 10, 2001

    Losing the Battle and the War

    Were the Jack in the Box killings a crime or just sloppy police work in the name of the war on drugs?

  • Music

    September 19, 2001

    Smokin' Groove

    What to look for at the Bearcat Harvest Festival

  • Music

    September 19, 2001

    Joint Effort

    Music, politics and business converge at NORML's 30th- anniversary celebration

  • News

    July 11, 2001

    Easy Answers

    The facts about two high-profile police shootings remain muddled, but is a review panel really pressing for the truth?

  • News

    May 30, 2001


    Week of May 30, 2001

  • News

    May 23, 2001

    Who's Next?

    Annette Green didn't have to die. Her death was a tragedy waiting to happen in St. Louis County's reckless war against two-bit drug dealers and addicts.

  • News

    May 16, 2001

    The Media Go to Pot

    How news outlets blew the medical-marijuana story

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    Girl, Interrupted

    Eighteen-year-old Amy Walker was abandoned in a hospital parking lot, slumped over her steering wheel. It was the first time she had tried heroin ó and the last.

  • News

    February 14, 2001


    Week of February 14, 2001

  • Film

    January 3, 2001

    American High

    With Traffic, Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable war

  • News

    November 1, 2000


    Week of November 1, 2000

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000
  • News

    July 5, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of July 5-11, 2000

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Anti-Community Policing

    St. Louis County cops earn the distrust of African-Americans

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Cultivating Injustice

    The perfectly imperfect case for legalizing medical marijuana

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Pot Luck

    Calling the cops was probably the last thing Jim Hammond should have done

  • News

    December 29, 1999

    Rollin' on the River

    Inside St. Louis' growing rave culture, where the music is loud, the vibe is ecstatic and the kids are alright

  • Film

    December 1, 1999


    Written and directed by Joel Schumacher

  • News

    November 17, 1999


    How a respected economist became St. Louis' No. 1 advocate for legalizing pot

  • News

    July 21, 1999

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Six years ago, a St. Louis judge took a hell of a risk. He let Von Nebbitt go free despite years of drug dealing and stealing, weapons offenses and parole violations. One of them has learned a lesson.

  • News

    April 7, 1999
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