War on Drugs

Drugs

How to Legalize Every Drug

Cocaine energy drinks, licensed psychedelics guides, and fair trade heroin could all be part of a safer legal regime.
Manisha Krishnan
5.22.19
MARIJUANA

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
2.15.19
Drugs

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
2.4.19
Drugs

This Is How America Is Failing Its Young Opioid Generation

Jeremy was young and addicted. Over six years, he was let down over and over again by the very system that was meant to help him.
Jack Dodson
1.7.19
Views My Own

Justin Trudeau Would Rather Renew the War on Drugs Than Deal With Its Racist Legacy

The prime minister sided with Donald Trump on drug policy just three weeks before Canada is set to legalize weed.
Manisha Krishnan
9.25.18
Drugs

The War on Drugs Is Inseparable from US Imperialism

Much of the world used to treat drug addiction as a health issue, not a criminal one. And then America got its way.
JS Rafaeli
8.13.18
Drugs

The US Government Knew the War on Drugs Was Doomed from the Start

A 1967 Commission on Law Enforcement report on drugs was way ahead of its time.
Zachary Siegel
6.4.18
Weed

A Running List of Canada’s Biggest Weed Hypocrites

These former narcs have seen the light—now that there’s billions of dollars to be made.
Manisha Krishnan
3.28.18
Weed

Nearly 300 Charges Against Weed Dispensary Workers Have Been Dropped

Toronto police say raiding dispensaries is not a waste of resources.
Manisha Krishnan
2.23.18
politics

Cory Booker Explains Why He's Making Legal Weed His Signature Issue

The New Jersey senator and potential 2020 candidate talks about his far-reaching legalization bill and whether he's ever inhaled.
Alex Suskind
10.18.17
latin america

VICE Reporters Got Caught Up in Colombian Police Gunfire This Weekend

The government has apologized for the attack on international observers and journalists and put more than 100 National Police in the area on modified duty.
Tania Tapia and Santiago Valenzuela
10.12.17
Drugs

Canada and the US Are Drifting Apart on the War on Drugs

The neighbouring countries’ policies on everything from opioids to cannabis are increasingly in opposition.
Allison Tierney
6.20.17
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