Drug Testing


The Bizarre Story Behind a Fentanyl-Laced Coke Dealer's On-Camera Confession

We talked to The Bunk Police about why they released the video, which shows the dealer crying.
Allison Tierney

Smoking Weed Legally Can Still Get You Fired

Weed legalization in Canada is going to have a profound effect on the workplace and will likely lead to lawsuits over dismissals, experts tell VICE.
Manisha Krishnan
Safe Sesh

Festival Drug Deaths Don't Need to Happen

Another suspected drug-related death at Bestival is a tragic reminder of how avoidable drug harms can be.
Jamie Clifton

Here’s How North America’s Most Advanced Festival Drug Testing Is Going So Far

The 15,000-person dance party known as Shambhala is using a mass spectrometer to detect trace amounts of opioids this weekend.
Sarah Berman
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens
thump news

Health Experts Urge All UK Festivals to Offer Drug Testing

The Royal Society for Public Health aim to reduce drug-related deaths, which have steadily been on the rise.
Krystal Rodriguez
thump news

At Least Six UK Festivals Plan to Allow Drug Testing This Summer

Cambridgeshire's Secret Garden Party led the charge last year.
Krystal Rodriguez

People in Toronto May Be Able to Legally Test Their Drugs in the Future

In light of the fentanyl crisis, there’s a call for Health Canada to approve amnesty for those testing drugs.
Allison Tierney
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Take Our Survey About Drug Use at Canadian Music Festivals

We're looking at what can be done to make summer events safer for everybody—but we need your help.
Max Mertens
Drug Testing

Are Home Drug Testing Kits Actually Helpful?

I spoke to two experts to work it out.
David Hillier
thump news

New Study Finds 13% of Festival Deaths Worldwide Caused by Alcohol and Drugs

Looking at fatalities between 1999 and 2014, the report recommends organizers make drug-testing kits more widely available.
Max Mertens
thump news

Thousands of Free Drug-Testing Kits Will Be Available at Music Festivals This Summer in Sydney

The kits are part of a "private maneuver" that goes against governmental orders.
Britt Julious