Manisha Krishnan

Manisha Krishnan is a senior writer at VICE Canada reporting on subjects such as the cannabis industry, guns, racism, and sexual violence against women. She also hosted World of VICE on VICELAND and several documentaries, including Fear and Loading: Women and Guns in America. She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for a weed legalization town hall she hosted featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

News

Canada Plans to Ban Assault-Style Rifles Following Nova Scotia Shooting

AR-15s will be among the guns banned in the wake of Canada's deadliest mass shooting, but an expert said the policy has big loopholes.
Manisha Krishnan
5.1.20
News

The Victims of Canada's Deadliest Mass Shooting

At least 19 people, including an RCMP officer, a teacher, and two health care workers, were killed in a mass shooting spree over the weekend in Nova Scotia.
Manisha Krishnan
Anya Zoledziowski
Anne Gaviola
4.21.20
Features

A Hockey Player Blamed Shrooms for His Brutal Attack on a Woman. It Worked

Matthew Brown broke into Janet Hamnett’s home naked and beat her with a broomstick handle, screaming like an animal. A judge acquitted him of assault because he was high.
Manisha Krishnan
3.13.20
News

'It Smelled Like Shit' – Why These Workers Quit Toronto’s First Legal Weed Shop

Sewage floods, missing pay and racial microaggressions all contributed to an unbearable work environment, according to six former Hunny Pot employees who spoke to VICE.
Manisha Krishnan
2.26.20
News

Drug Experts on Jordan Peterson Seeking Treatment in Russia for Benzo Dependence

Peterson’s daughter said doctors in the West didn't have "the guts" to medically detox her father. But experts say that’s a misleading narrative.
Manisha Krishnan
2.14.20
Weed

The Worst Places in the World to Get Busted with Weed

Read before your next vacation.
Manisha Krishnan
2.7.20
relationships

A Lack of Racial Understanding Can Ruin Relationships

As a person of colour, it feels like you can either call out microaggressions or let them slide. But there are things white people can do to ease the strain.
Manisha Krishnan
1.8.20
crime

Police Have Arrested Toronto’s Alleged Serial Shitter

Samuel Opoku, 23, is accused of dumping buckets of "liquefied faecal matter" on five people.
Manisha Krishnan
11.27.19
Drugs

A Notorious Ex-Cocaine Trafficker Is Helping Black People Sell Legal Weed

The multibillion-dollar cannabis industry is shutting out Black people who were jailed for selling weed. Freeway Rick Ross wants to change that.
Manisha Krishnan
11.26.19
Weed

Drake, If You're Reading This, It's Too Late to Start a Weed Company

Some advice for the Toronto rapper, who is only just now getting into the cannabis industry.
Manisha Krishnan
11.6.19
Weed

Dr Phil Thinks Smoking Weed Makes You Violent and Lowers IQ

He likened it to "opening your computer up and pouring water inside", but luckily we're here to fact check.
Manisha Krishnan
11.6.19
Essays

I Thought Oktoberfest Would Suck, But Then I Remembered I’m a Trash Person

In theory I should have hated everything about the world’s largest beer festival, but somehow I thrived.
Manisha Krishnan
10.8.19
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