Who Invented Mephedrone? A Brief History of Research Chemicals
You can thank rogue chemists, labs and the “Godfather of Ecstasy” for drugs like MCAT, 2C-E and 2C-B.
Scam Drug Dealers Are Ripping People Off on Social Media
Beware of Instagram accounts plump with tantalising pictures of every pill and powder imaginable – they might be too good to be true.
‘Losing the Magic’: When MDMA Just Stops Working
Some molly users report that the drug no longer has an effect on them. Here's what might be happening.
Why Those Giant Laughing Gas Canisters Are Suddenly Everywhere
Seen them littering your street? Done a balloon off them? Here's what you need to know about these supersize nitrous oxide cylinders.
Does Microdosing Actually Work? The Science Is Still Conflicted
It's been touted as a remedy for anxiety, depression and ADHD. But the anecdotal reports aren't quite matching up to the test results.
The Rise of Casual Shrooms
Once the reserve of hippies and those going on “journeys”, magic mushrooms have evolved into another casual party drug alongside booze or MDMA.
Here’s How to Make Music Festivals Safer for Everyone
We went to Secret Garden Party to explore the innovative ways they are tackling drug use, mental health and sexual assault.
The Inside Story of the UK’s ‘Biggest Illegal Party In 20 Years’
Thousands descended on a disused airfield in Cornwall over the Jubilee weekend for a days-long rave. Here's how it went down.
How to Treat Drug Dealers, According to Drug Dealers
"The correct procedure is to come to the driver’s seat rather than the window – you’d be surprised how many people don’t know this."
Get Baked With the UK's New Boujee Weed Edible Makers
Those super-stoned Royal Mail postal workers know what's up.
The Big Return – and Decline in Quality – of MDMA
Pills were largely dreadful this year, but it still helped to propel pingers back to the top of the agenda.
Did the Cult From 'Wild Wild Country' Introduce MDMA to Ibiza?
The free-loving sannyasins from the Bhagwan movement were a "crucial bridge between Ibiza’s 60s counterculture and the 90s electronic dance".