What It’s Like To Deal Drugs In a Country With the Harshest Penalties In the World

Thousands of Filipino citizens have been killed in President Duterte's violent war on drugs. VICE meets a local dealer to learn why anyone would run the huge risk of selling when your life is literally on the line.

Shirin Bhandari

I Lost Myself to India's Chemsex Scene and Overdosed, but Survived to Tell the Story

In the chemsex scene, drug abuse is more than just a health hazard.

Sadam Hanjabam

Mixing Poisonous Pufferfish and Cocaine Is a Terrible Idea, Florida Man Learns

Eating the liver of a highly toxic fish is bad. Eating it while on cocaine is worse.

Jelisa Castrodale

I Got an MRI While Stoned to See What My Brain Looked Like

A research team at University College, London is studying the impact of cannabis on the brain. I went along and inhaled marijuana vapour for science.

Hatti Rex

Turns Out Celebrities Aren't That Great at Selling Weed

Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah, and… Martha Stewart? As the legal weed market expands, brands want famous faces to promote their products, even if they’ve never smoked a joint in their life.

Oscar Rickett

We Found Evidence of Cocaine Use in U.K. Government Buildings

Our coke swabs—which turn blue when they detect the drug—picked up traces of coke in four of the nine locations we tested.

Michael Segalov

Canadians Can Now Order Shrooms From This Dispensary

Longtime cannabis activist Dana Larsen wants psychedelic mushrooms to be the next decriminalized drug.

Manisha Krishnan

A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers

Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.

Becky Ferreira

I Got Banned From the US When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts

Immigration officials said that they’d found a reference to cocaine on my phone and immediately put me on a flight back to the UK.

Isabella Brazier-Jones

I Saw the Future of Cannabis and It’s a Wellness Dystopia

I ventured into the heart of Big Weed for a two-day cannabis expo, and found lots to be worried about.

Jordan Foisy

The Inside Story of Europe's First Narco-State

A young generation of Albanians are caught between organized crime's politics, rampant unemployment, and the fast cash of Class A drugs.

Monty Reed

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.

Maia Szalavitz
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