PROHIBITION

VICE Votes

'Ban Alcohol or We Won't Vote': Rural Women in South India Warn Political Leaders

Reeling from the consequences of rampant alcoholism among men in rural areas, many women in the south Indian state of Karnataka are protesting using their vote.
Archana Nathan
4.23.19
Drugs

The World's Other Opioid Crisis

How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
JS Rafaelli
4.7.19
Weed

Canada’s New Weed Minister Is a Cop

Bill Blair, former Toronto police chief, is now officially in charge of cannabis legalization.
Manisha Krishnan
12.6.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Auckland Police Make Arrests in Synthetic Cannabis Raid

Tuesday's police operation saw three people arrested and a "significant" amount of the drug seized.
James Borrowdale
8.2.17
PROHIBITION

The Soviet Posters Meant to Keep Russians from Drinking

Russia's 1985 ban on alcohol proved disastrous for the economy, but it was a great time for lovers of beautiful anti-alcohol posters.
Paweł Mączewski
5.12.17
Weed Week

We Spent 419 with the Man Organising Australia's Biggest 420 Picnic

The guy behind Melbourne's peaceful protest explains what drew him to weed activism.
David Allegretti
4.19.17
column

How Canada's Opioid Crisis is Challenging the Stigma of Heroin Use

Fentanyl is changing everything we thought we knew about drugs and who uses them.
Allison Tierney
3.28.17
hard time

How I Brewed My Own Booze and Became an Alcoholic in Jail

"I've seen blokes throw up as soon as they see it, let alone smelling or drinking the shit."
Mahmood Fazal
12.14.16
Stuff

VICE Asks: What Are The Ethics of Getting High?

Other than torrenting "Game of Thrones" taking drugs is one of the most common illegal things we do. But it's also incredibly divisive, and in our eagerness to either celebrate or vilify drug use, we often sweep the ethics aside.
Maddison Connaughton
8.22.16
Narcomania

How Legal Highs Changed During My 25 Years of Selling Them

An interview with the man who owned the UK's biggest legal high wholesale business.
Max Daly
5.27.16
News

Everything You Need to Know About What Happened at the UN Drug Convention

What could have been a chance for the world to take a progressive approach to drugs ended up as a huge waste of time.
Sophia Hyatt
4.25.16
PROHIBITION

How Football Survives on Islamic State’s Turf

Football is effectively banned in areas controlled by the Islamic State group. Nevertheless, the sport survives among defiant locals – and even some foreign jihadis.
Quentin Müller
4.5.16
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