Alex Norcia

magic mushroom

This California City Is Decriminalising Magic Mushrooms

It's the latest victory for psychedelic-reform advocates in the US.
Alex Norcia
1.30.20
Drugs

The Trump Administration Just Banned Almost All Flavored Vape Pods

But menthol- and tobacco-flavored products will remain available for purchase.
Alex Norcia
1.3.20
drugs-health

Vape Shop Owners and Employees Are Having a Nightmare Christmas

This is what happens when your industry becomes a national scandal—and a community tries to look after its own.
Alex Norcia
12.24.19
drugs-health

Here's More Evidence That Flavors Aren't the Reason Teens Vape

"Mint" and "unicorn poop" might not be as compelling to young people as trying something kind of weird and maybe even dangerous.
Alex Norcia
12.11.19
drugs-health

The Netflix Doc 'Broken' Shows How Social Media Helped Feed the Vape Crisis

JUUL exploded for a reason.
Alex Norcia
12.4.19
drugs-health

Forget Cali Sober. Now There's Vape Sober

Inside the massive underground network of people who help each other stay off drugs—and are ready to fight back against vape bans.
Alex Norcia
11.15.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

JUUL Just Abandoned a Bunch of Its Own Products

On Thursday, the powerhouse announced—yet again—that it was scaling back amid a national panic. Here's what it means for you.
Alex Norcia
10.18.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Get Ready for JUUL's Grassroots Rebrand

"It sounds like JUUL just outsourced reaching out to their actual, adult customers to see if they'd be willing to advocate."
Alex Norcia
10.3.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The War on Drugs Is Coming for Vapes, and It's Not Going to End Well

"Making things illegal tends to make them more dangerous."
Alex Norcia
9.12.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vape-Related Deaths Are Scaring People Back into Smoking Cigs

"I realized that if I'm going to die from nicotine, I'd rather have it be at age 60 from cancer than 24 from my lungs exploding or whatever."
Alex Norcia
9.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The U.S. Is Now Home to the Biggest Shroom Research Center in the World

This school just took psychedelic research to the next level.
Alex Norcia
9.5.19
News

JUUL Is Responding to Vaping Health Concerns with a Big Ole Shrug

The e-cigarette giant and the federal government aren't reacting quickly enough to signs vaping carries risks, critics charge.
Alex Norcia
8.29.19
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