If successful, the pilot schemes could signal the first steps towards the decriminalisation of drugs in Britain.
In this week's VICE podcast, we talk about "harm reduction", the movement to make drug use as safe and fun as it can be.
We're all capable of being extreme disappointments to the people who made us.
In this episode we investigate what's behind the rise of ecstasy deaths in the UK, and how the dangers of using pills can be reduced.
From the ingenious to the rudimentary.
Disclaimer: We do not endorse drug use but if you are going to be an idiot today, you should at least be safe.
College is often the time when you start really experimenting with drugs, but doing so is increasingly dangerous. Here's what you need to know in 2016.
If authorities want to cut the amount of drug deaths in the UK, they need to start confronting the problem instead of running away from it.
It's important to know.
If you're a woman, you're more at risk from ecstasy – so why is no one talking about it?
Hands up whose penis has physically retracted after taking MDMA. Or just flat-out not worked when using cocaine. This is why.
Fabric is temporarily shutting down after two people recently died after partying there, and these casualties are sadly nothing new.
We went through a few of the world's favourite substances – booze, weed, coke, MDMA, NOS and ketamine – to examine how you can mitigate the damage they cause to your body.
Surely you get arrested right? We asked some experts as well as the former Australian moderator for the forum on Silk Road.
When I get out of the U8 train at Berlin's Kottbusser Tor station at 5AM on a Thursday, three men dressed in rags raise their beer bottles to greet me, grinning with the few remaining teeth they have.
From "hippy crack" to "high grade", the terms you use to describe drugs give away a lot.
Ever got back from a festival and felt like someone was firing little jolts of electricity into your brain stem? They're called "brain zaps" and they're fucking horrible.
As any devotee to the /r/drugs subreddit will be able to tell you, eye wiggles – or nystagmus – are a real and mysterious hassle.
"My parents, my friend and I ended up having a white Christmas."
Drowning your brain while rolling on Molly isn't just an urban legend.
Look, that acid you've kept in your freezer for two years won't kill you. But there's a chance it won't work any more.
Mixing drugs and romance can lead to startlingly different outcomes.
"Right around the time the acid kicked in, a gun fight broke out."
At work I'd be confiscating drugs, outside I'd be taking them. As you can imagine it made me very depressed.