Australian police are reporting more ice seizures and drug lab closures than ever. But that's not making the drug any harder to get.
Would the economy benefit? What about public health? Would xenophobia stop because everyone would be too busy telling each other they're the best friend they've ever had?
It's cheap, works wonders in a brawl, and it used to be distributed to Nazi troops during WWII.
We called up the survey's founder and director Adam Winstock to discuss his key findings, insights, and some of the most interesting facts revealed in his mass of drug data from recent years.
This is how the United Kingdom would be taking drugs if the law had anything to do with how harmful they actually are.
Compelling as the show is, I'm not sure it's compelling in a way that will make people actually want to do crystal meth.
Oct 28, 2014
The numbers used to prove Australia is in an ice epidemic don't prove that at all.
Calling methamphetamine use an 'epidemic' is a misuse of language; it's a deceptive metaphor. Ebola, an actual epidemic, is not contracted voluntarily.
Oct 22, 2014
While young Australians are taking it up, the legislation around its management is laid out by older people. So what do they know about it?
"HydroBlowBack" was the deep web's most prolific drug reviewer.
In 2005, meth was a cheap alternative to the pricier drugs on the market, and it wasn't a crowded field. It was a new phenomenon for Lebanon.
Meth and moonshine have drawn comparisons before, but in Appalachia, an area where moonshine once reigned, the local culture and customs may have helped the meth trade thrive.
A new report details how the Hermit Kingdom produced and sold some pretty primo Walter White-style crystal around the world for decades. Even though official meth manufacturing has scaled back since 2005, the study claims, domestic use has skyrocketed.
The first thing I notice about Lavender Hill is how the cops drive in convoys and everyone holds their Glocks close. My brother, a South African Police Service cop who visited Rwanda after the genocide, calls Lavender Hill the worst place on Earth.
If you do club drugs you might be OK, but you might get "ketamine bladder," "cartoon vision," turn psychotic, and have to constantly sip on industrial solvent or risk going into a coma from withdrawal.
Weeklong, unprotected "slamming parties" fueled by intravenous doses of crystal methamphetamine are an increasing feature of London's gay sex-party scene. They are known to a small but rapidly expanding section of London's gay community. They are covertly…
A new drug called sisa is tearing its way through Athens' poor.
A new drug called sisa is tearing its way through Athens' poor. The ingredients are basically meth and filler things like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt. It acts faster and the effects last longer than coke, and it can be produced in
Grave robbing—or tomb raiding, or pot hunting, or fucking around with archaeological sites—occupies a strange corner of our culture. Part 'Tomb Raider,' part cartoon horror punk, traditionally it's been the territory of savvy locals who've wanted to make…
I interviewed a cop about the "shake and bake" method that's burning people alive and closing down hospitals.
Few things in the world are less classy than smoking crystal meth.