drug reform

High Wire

Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs

Two of the most prominent groups devoted to reforming America's drug laws are now run by women of color. Here's what they're accomplishing, and how they're doing it.
Maia Szalavitz
High Season

Australia's Prison Drug Problem Is Worse Than Corrections Will Ever Admit

Keenan Mundine was 14 when he first went into juvenile detention. By 16 he was addicted to heroin.
Kate Allman
the year that was 2017

This Was Actually a Huge Year For Drug Law Reform in Australia

We might not have pill testing, yet, but change is happening.
Nevena Spirovska

Former Head of the AFP Calls for Australia to Decriminalise Drugs

"We cannot hope to nanny ourselves out of risk," says Mick Palmer, who was Australia's top cop between 1994 and 2001.
Maddison Connaughton

New Zealand’s Weed Baking Grandmother Talks About the Stress of Marijuana Activism

After getting busted for having a marijuana cafe, she's now running a mail-order edibles business from home.
Laetitia Laubscher

A Philosopher Explains What Aristotle and Co Thought About Getting High

According to modern-day philosopher Dr Matthew Beard, moderation, not abstinence is the way to transcendence.
Matthew Beard

What if Australia Decriminalised All Drugs?

Portugal introduced decriminalisation in 2001 and rates of overdose and HIV transmission dropped immediately. Experts at the National Drug Summit argued Australia should follow suit.
Maddison Connaughton

Meet the Doctor Who's Willing to Go to Jail Over Pill Testing

Dr Wodak faced "civil disobedience" charges in the 80s to set up Australia's first needle exchange. Now he's doing it again to stop festival deaths.
Maddison Connaughton
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Here's What Happened at Today's ​National Drug Summit

For the first time since 1987 serious drug policy reform was up for discussion at Parliament House.
Maddison Connaughton

Australia Is Still a Long Way From Recreational Weed

The legalisation of medical pot is nice, but it probably isn't the gateway legislation we're hoping for.
Noah Beecher Kelk
The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Australian Doctor Has Vowed to Start Testing Pills at Festivals

Dr Alex Wodak has said, "I am prepared to break the law to save young people's lives."
VICE Staff

Australia Just Passed a Bill to Legalise Medical Marijuana

The bill passed in both houses today, paving the way for medicinal cannabis products to be grown, manufactured, and prescribed in Australia.
Maddison Connaughton