In El Chapo's Mexico, Fentanyl is the New Boom Drug

Despite the drug lord's take down, the narco-trade in Sinaloa is thriving as producers shift from heroin to deadly opioids.

Deborah Bonello

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

Black Market Weed Could Make Up 72% of Canada’s Recreational Sales in 2019

That’s because there’s a bottleneck in the legal weed supply chain, analysts say.

Rachel Browne

The Sri Lankan Government is Advertising Job Positions for Hangmen

The President seeks executioners with "excellent moral character" as the country prepares to reintroduce the death penalty.

Gavin Butler

The Taliban-Linked Man Accused of Trying to Funnel Heroin into NYC

This may be a case of US policy in the Middle East coming back to bite it, experts said.

Francisco Alvarado

Crystal Meth Is the Hottest Gift in North Korea This Lunar New Year

Illegal drugs are a popular present when it comes to birthdays, graduations, and holidays in North Korea.

Gavin Butler
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The Deadly Worst Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession

Cracking down on the legal supply is not a solution. In fact, it could spell disaster.

Maia Szalavitz

'Kitty Flipping' and the Psychonaut Obsession with Mixing Drugs

Combining drugs is never a good idea, but that doesn't stop a lot of people from doing it.

James Nolan

The Fate of Tonga’s Criminal Returnees

We talked to criminal deportees who have little support to prevent them from reverting to a life of crime.

James Borrowdale

Why Europe Has Dodged America's Fentanyl Crisis

Europe's most lucrative heroin markets seem ripe for a fentanyl takeover. But why the no-show?

Max Daly

RCMP Arrest Former Noisey Editor for Allegedly Conspiring to Smuggle Cocaine to Australia

Yaroslav Pastukhov, also known as Slava Pastuk, and another man, Ali Taki Lalji, were arrested late last week.

Mack Lamoureux

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
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