According to many studies, weed seems more like a filter that keep people away from stronger drugs than a stepping stone into life-destroying addiction.
As legalization is debated in Westminster today, we spoke to the founder of Transform, a drug policy think tank, about how budget cuts could inspire change far quicker than expected.
Gianfranco Franciosi spent six years helping the Italian police catch international drug traffickers. Now he's broke and scared for his life.
You know you're in trouble when terrorist hackers send you a satellite photo of you outside your house.
A private WhatsApp joke turned into a widely circulated clip that made international news—and the woman at the center of it says she lost her job as a result.
He walked up to a college student on Wall Street and personally yanked a joint out of her mouth.
Some just have a name and a number. Others feature fancy graphic design, weights, prices, and all sorts of other evidence of intent to supply.
In this excerpt from the VICE documentary about narcos in South America, host Monica Villamizar meets three young hitmen to talk about the murder business.
In part two of this VICE documentary, a former Escobar hitman gives us a tour of the criminal underworld in Lima, Peru.
An interview with Raquel Santos de Oliveira, who took over her boyfriend's drug business after he was killed in a police shoot-out before developing a debilitating coke problem and getting out of the game.
Levamisole, a common cutting agent in cocaine, made the news recently for its apparent skin-destroying properties—but there's a lot more to the substance than that.
Pot is more plentiful and powerful than ever, but low-grade shake still has its fans.
Police say an outbreak in violent behavior can be blamed on a batch of toxic amphetamines.
In the city of Makassar students are now required to wear ant-drug and anti-corruption patches as a statement against what are seen as the country's two biggest scourges.
A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association found that 22 percent of all US drivers are stoned.
British police have a long history of spreading disinformation about illegal drugs, which—in the long run—doesn't help anyone.
We went to 9/20, the Psilocybin Mushroom Day, where conference-goers waxed poetic about the spiritual and medical value of tripping balls.
After decades of false starts, a legit political movement aimed at addressing addiction as a public health problem and led by those who are most affected by it may finally be taking shape.
In part one of our three-part documentary, we meet two DEA agents who spent years on the trail of the elusive king of cocaine and became the basis for Netflix's show, Narcos.
When heroin users die from an overdose, some prosecutors pursue full-fledged murder charges against the dealers or friends who provided the drugs. Possible sentences include life without parole.
When I first got locked up, I was a 130-pound, 23-year-old junkie who had one thing in mind: survival. After years of being both a victim and an assailant, I changed my life for the better.
It was the size of a soccer field, and police are now getting ready to destroy it all.
A couple of years ago, we spoke with the founder of London's Club Drug Clinic. We checked in again recently and found out he's got all sorts of new issues to contend with.
Countries around the globe are still grappling with the aftermath of Pablo Escobar's reign 30 years after his death. Our upcoming special takes a look at the new cartel wars and the druglord's lasting influence.