Max Daly

Max Daly is Vice's Global Drugs Editor and specialises in reporting on drugs and crime. He won the Orwell Prize in 2019 for his work on young drug dealers and co-authored Narcomania: How Britain Got Hooked on Drugs  

Drugs

Facebook Spread the Myth That Touching Fentanyl Makes You Overdose, Study Finds

There are real-world consequences to misleading stories about the powerful opiate.
Max Daly
3 days ago
Drugs

Global Drug Body Recommends 20 Ways to Improve the Cannabis Industry

A report from the International Drug Policy Consortium warns that legal markets have been captured by corporations and are not set up to redress harms brought on by the war on drugs.
Max Daly
9.10.20
Drugs

15-Year-Old Admits to Supplying Fatal Ecstasy Pills to a 13-Year-Old

The tragic case reflects a rise in children using and selling Class A drugs.
Max Daly
7.30.20
Drugs

How London Has Changed Over 25 Years, Through the Eyes of a Drug Dealer

Eric survived a tough childhood to run cocaine sales in a string of north London pubs and bars. Along the way, he's seen the capital transformed by gentrification and new drug cultures. This is his story.
Max Daly
6.20.20
Drugs

How Stigma Created Japan’s Hidden Drug Problem

There's extreme social shame around doing drugs, and yet the underground drug scene is thriving in Tokyo.
Bobbie van der List
Max Daly
5.12.20

These Are the Dumbest Drug Moments of the Last 100 Years

From hippies attempting to levitate the Pentagon to the ‘10-Guy’ meme, here’s our list of the stupidest drug-related incidents of the last century.
Max Daly
3.11.20
Cocaine

Inside the Drug Rehab for the World's Super-Rich

Paracelsus Recovery is the most exclusive rehab in the world, attracting A-listers, royalty and people worth more money than entire countries.
Max Daly
12.9.19
Cannabis

A Top Medical Journal Is Coming Out Hard Against Criminalizing Drug Users

A special drugs issue of The Lancet says doctors need to protect drug users from politicians who take a punitive approach.
Max Daly
10.27.19
News

It’s Official: VICE's Reporting Makes Readers Take Drugs More Safely

A study found that a VICE headline about fake MDMA encouraged people to test their drugs.
Max Daly
9.16.19
drug dealers

Who Wants to Sell Drugs Forever?

"I do have other aspirations but when people see you a certain way, it’s hard to shake that reputation."
Max Daly
3.27.19
Narcomania

The British Criminals Moving to Pakistan to Make a Killing from Heroin

It wasn't part of the plan, but two British street dealers are now making a fortune posting batches of heroin from Pakistan back home to the UK. They aren't the only ones.
Max Daly
12.18.18
Drugs

The World's War on Drugs Has Failed Yet Again

It's time for a more truthful discussion of drug use because what world leaders are doing now isn't working.
Max Daly
10.30.18
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