Mike Power


Why People in the UK Don't Use Meth

The drug is pervasive in the United States. Why hasn't it gained a foothold in Britain?
Mike Power

Colombia Will Tackle Cocaine With a Cancer-Causing Chemical. Only Problem Is, It Won't Work

A new decree, urged on by Trump, means aerial fumigation of coca using glyphosate will likely resume in Colombia after a five-year hiatus.
Mike Power

The U.S. Military Killed Dozens of Civilians While Trying to Bomb Meth Labs, UN Alleges

According to a new UN report, a United States counternarcotics operation against alleged Afghan drug labs killed at least 14 children. The U.S. has denied the report.
Mike Power

Drug Lords Have Figured Out How to Make Meth From Plants

Investigators in Afghanistan have uncovered a burgeoning local trade in the production of methamphetamine using a mountain shrub.
Mike Power

Behind the U.S.'s Bogus War on Taliban Drug Labs

America has spent tens of millions of dollars blowing up heroin and meth labs in Afghanistan. Except many of them are just huts.
Mike Power

Your Drug Habit Is Destroying the Planet

The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.
Mike Power

The World’s Biggest Dark Net Market Has Shut – What Next?

Dream Market is due to close on the 30th of April, under mysterious circumstances. Is the game up for the big online drug bazaars?
Mike Power
medical cannabis

The First Legal Bulk Cannabis Shipment to the UK Has Arrived

Patients prescribed cannabis now don't have to wait months for their medicinal weed.
Mike Power
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

The Psychedelic Resistance

We live our lives increasingly locked into screen time, distanced from nature and each other by modern capitalism and divisive politics. It’s no surprise that illegal use of psychedelics is on the rise.
Mike Power

Closing Silk Road 2.0 Isn't Going to Stop Anyone from Selling Drugs Online

Long-term, this bust makes no difference. A new .onion website will be online in a few days, selling drugs to anyone who wants them. In fact, there are dozens already.
Mike Power