War on Drugs

Vice Guide to Right Now

More Than 100 Apply for the Job of a Hangman in Sri Lanka

Including an American.
Pallavi Pundir
3.7.19
MARIJUANA

The Battle for Legal Medical Marijuana Hits Malaysia

A landmark decision legalizing medical weed in Thailand has some other countries questioning whether they should follow suit.
VICE Staff
2.18.19
Drugs

How the Drug War Eats the Poor

According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
JS Rafaelli
2.5.19
Drugs

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
12.11.18
Duterte

Duterte’s drug war has killed thousands — but he needs weed to “stay awake”

His spokesperson later claimed it was "a joke."
David Gilbert
12.5.18
War on Drugs

The cops have a suitcase packed with $1.3 million in cocaine in case anyone was looking for it

The suitcase arrived from Quito, Ecuador, and was packed with stacks of 38 cocaine bricks.
Rex Santus
11.28.18
Drugs

The War on Drugs Is Inseparable from US Imperialism

Much of the world used to treat drug addiction as a health issue, not a criminal one. And then America got its way.
JS Rafaeli
8.13.18
Drugs

The US Government Knew the War on Drugs Was Doomed from the Start

A 1967 Commission on Law Enforcement report on drugs was way ahead of its time.
Zachary Siegel
6.4.18
Drugs

The Insane Story of How Pablo Escobar Was Finally Captured

More than 20 years after the death of the "king of cocaine," countries are still dealing with the aftermath.
VICE Staff
5.13.18
latin america

VICE Reporters Got Caught Up in Colombian Police Gunfire This Weekend

The government has apologized for the attack on international observers and journalists and put more than 100 National Police in the area on modified duty.
Tania Tapia and Santiago Valenzuela
10.12.17
rehab

I Smoked Weed Three Times and Ended Up in Rehab Hell

"It was such shell shock that... it was just like my bowels froze, my brain froze."
Maia Szalavitz
5.16.17
Life Inside

What It's Like to Meet the Men You Sentence to Prison

A judge opens up about the hardest part of his job.
Judge Mark W. Bennett
5.5.17
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