Tijuana’s Tourism Is Booming Even as the Homicide Rate Spikes

Over 2,300 people have been murdered in 2018 thus far, an increase from 1,647 homicides in 2017.

Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza
José Luis Pardo Veiras

New Zealand Finally Passes its Medicinal Cannabis Bill

But the opposition National Party calls the new law “lazy and dangerous”.

Zoe Madden-Smith

Russia Is Punishing People for Helping Drug Users

Moscow's only harm reduction NGO has been given a potentially devastating fine for doing the work it's meant to do.

Niko Vorobjov

Snack Foods Are Not Crack, and It's Not Cute to Compare Them

Branding that compares gourmet foods to hard drugs makes light of the real impact of addiction and the War on Drugs.

Hilary Pollack

A New Drug Could Let Us Eat Anything Without Gaining Weight

Researchers might have finally cracked the code to gorging without consequence.

Gavin Butler

The World's First-Ever Acid Trip Actually Kinda Sucked

A deep dive into Albert Hofmann's personal archives sheds startling new light on a signature moment at the dawn of the psychedelic era.

Mike Jay
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A Dispatch from the Hells Angels Wedding Event of the Season

A senior Hells Angels member married the daughter of a notorious drug dealer this weekend in Montreal and everyone, including the Mafia, showed up.

Nick Rose
Mack Lamoureux

This Is How Coke, Ecstasy and Meth Would Be Legally Sold

It's happening with cannabis. But how would a world of legal stimulants work?

Emily Goddard

This is what it's like to almost get picked for El Chapo’s jury

What happened behind the scenes at El Chapo's trial, according to an anonymous juror.

Keegan Hamilton

A Buddhist Monk was Arrested for Having Chemsex Parties in his Temple

Police raided the monk's temple and found amphetamines, porn, and a "holy water" bottle filled with lube.

Gavin Butler

Recreational Cannabis Could Soon Be Legal in the ACT

A bill proposing that adults be allowed to keep up to 50 grams of weed for personal use has received overwhelming support from state government members.

Gavin Butler

This Woman Spent Months in Jail Because Cops Thought Her Old Cotton Candy Was Meth

Just to be clear: Not meth. Cotton candy.

River Donaghey
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