Manisha Krishnan

Manisha Krishnan is a senior writer at VICE Canada reporting on subjects such as the cannabis industry, guns, racism, and sexual violence against women. She also hosted World of VICE on VICELAND and several documentaries, including Fear and Loading: Women and Guns in America. She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for a weed legalization town hall she hosted featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

Drugs

Canada Is Allowing Dying People to Do Psychedelic Mushrooms

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has granted four people with terminal cancer access to psilocybin mushrooms through an exemption to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
Manisha Krishnan
4 days ago
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How Police Unions Protect Racist Cops

From making it harder to investigate cops who kill to ensuring their legal fees and salaries are covered, police unions are powerful advocates for the status quo.
Manisha Krishnan
7.23.20
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Justin Trudeau Won’t Decriminalize Drugs, Despite Record Overdose Deaths in B.C.

B.C. Premier John Horgan has called on the prime minister to decriminalize all drugs.
Manisha Krishnan
7.21.20
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The US Just Had Its Deadliest Year for Overdose Deaths

And experts expect this year to be even worse.
Manisha Krishnan
7.16.20
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Simple Plan Cuts Ties With Tour Bassist Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Former tour bassist Chady Awad denies the latest allegations. The news comes a week after the band's main bassist David Desrosiers quit over accusations of sexual misconduct towards a fan.
Manisha Krishnan
7.15.20
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These Cops Creeped a Politician For Meddling With Their Fav ATV Area

Two Lethbridge police officers admitted to taking photos of former Alberta environment minister Shannon Phillips because they disagreed with her plan to create a provincial park in an area they go off-roading.
Manisha Krishnan
7.14.20
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What You Should Do When You Witness Police Brutality

Bystander intervention is important to hold cops accountable, but it can be dangerous for civilians.
Manisha Krishnan
7.14.20
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Washington Drops Racist Team Name, as Edmonton’s CFL Team Risks Losing Another Sponsor

Edmonton’s football team says it is reviewing its team name, after backlash from two major sponsors, Boston Pizza and Belairdirect.
Manisha Krishnan
7.13.20
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Simple Plan Bassist Quits Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

David Desrosiers apologized for “interactions I have had with women that have caused them harm.”
Manisha Krishnan
7.10.20
Drugs

Police Chiefs Group Calls for Canada to Decriminalize Drug Possession

Two years after Justin Trudeau legalized cannabis, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says arresting people for having small amounts of other drugs, such as cocaine and heroin, is “ineffective.”
Manisha Krishnan
7.9.20
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The Case for Drinking in Parks During the Pandemic

The City of Toronto is threatening to fine park drinkers, even though it’s the safest way to socialize in person.
Manisha Krishnan
7.9.20
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BC RCMP Boss Apologizes to Woman Dragged by Cop During Wellness Check

Chief Superintendent Brad Haugli said he's "deeply concerned" over video showing an officer stepping on the head of a UBC student and pulling her hair.
Manisha Krishnan
7.3.20
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