Max Daly

The Borders Issue 2019

Synthetic Drugs Will Change the Global Drug Trade Forever

Drug traffickers thrive on their ability to penetrate national borders, but a new era of toxic, man-made highs could dissolve those boundaries and transform the global drug trade.
Max Daly
8.19.19
Narcomania

Prisons in the UK Are Facing a Synthetic Marijuana Epidemic

The government has described the synthetic weed Spice as "the most serious threat to the safety and security of the prison system," and it's not wrong.
Max Daly
12.8.16
Narcomania

The Inside Story of London Drug Dealers 'Going Country'

More and more, city gangs are sending young runners out into the sticks to sell crack and heroin. We spoke to dealers, sex workers, and police to get a better understanding of how the whole thing works.
Max Daly
11.24.16
Travel

I Spent a Summer Undercover to Find Out How Magaluf Became the UK's Favourite Hedonistic Holiday Spot

We spoke to ethnographer and criminologist Daniel Briggs about the resort's evolution from a family-friendly destination to somewhere full of cocaine-selling party reps and bar crawl blowjob challenges.
Max Daly
11.7.16
Narcomania

Meeting the Drug Users Who've Avoided a Criminal Record in a British Decriminalization Scheme

As we revealed this morning, two British police forces have started referring people caught with a personal amounts of drugs to educational workshops rather than sending them to court.
Max Daly
10.19.16
Stuff

VICE Exclusive: These British Police Forces Have Stopped Arresting Drug Users

If successful, the pilot schemes could signal the first steps towards the decriminalisation of drugs in Britain.
Max Daly
10.19.16
Narcomania

No, Your Drug Use Is Not Funding Terrorism

We often hear about "Jihadists flooding the west with heroin," or "ISIS making billions through drug trafficking"—but we rarely see much actual evidence.
Max Daly
9.20.16
Stuff

Meeting the UK's Top Pagan Police Officer

Andy Pardy is the founder of the Police Pagan Association, which has essentially become an occult investigation team, investigating ritualistic displays and horse maimings.
Max Daly
9.14.16
Narcomania

What the 1980s Glue Sniffing Epidemic Can Teach Us About Preventing Ecstasy Deaths

If authorities want to cut the amount of drug deaths in the UK, they need to start confronting the problem instead of running away from it.
Max Daly
9.1.16
Narcomania

I Use LSD to Help Me Deal with the Trauma of Being Kidnapped by My Dad

When Nara flew to Iraq from London for her grandmother's funeral, she found her grandmother very much alive and her father furious at her for becoming "too Westernized."
Max Daly
8.31.16
Narcomania

British Police Officers Reveal What They Really Think About the War on Drugs

"Sometimes I think we're like those Japanese soldiers in WWII – the ones on the island who just kept fighting because they didn't know the war was over."
Max Daly
8.22.16
News

Are You Supporting Violence When You Buy Drugs?

Some critics say users are responsible for the narco-war and the toxic pollution of the world's rainforests, but the forces creating these situations are actually at a much higher level.
Max Daly and Jennifer Fleetwood
8.11.16
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