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Former Head of the AFP Calls for Australia to Decriminalise Drugs

"We cannot hope to nanny ourselves out of risk," says Mick Palmer, who was Australia's top cop between 1994 and 2001.
Maddison Connaughton
3.20.17
High Wire
High Wire

Why Every Generation Freaks Out About a New Drug

The cycle of outrage Americans have over whatever drug is fashionable hasn't gotten us any closer to figuring out why people abuse narcotics.
Maia Szalavitz
2.13.17
Drugs
Drugs

The Story of Mephedrone, the Party Drug That Boomed and Went Bust

In 2010 it was the UK's fourth favourite substance; nowadays it's used almost exclusively on the chemsex scene.
JS Rafaeli
1.17.17
News
News

Richard Di Natale Explains Why the Greens Want to Decriminalise Most Drugs

"Not only is our approach not working, it is actively harming the very people we are supposed to be helping."
Richard Di Natale
11.28.16
Stuff
Stuff

Meeting British 'Daily Mail' Readers Who Smoke Weed

If any one news outlet represents the Middle Englander aversion to progressive drugs policy, it's the 'Mail'. So what do its weed-smoking readers think about all that?
David Hillier
10.27.16
Stuff
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
News
News

Proof the Tories Really Don't Bother with Evidence-Based Drug Policy

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt revealed he was told to stop sniffing around for fear that what he found would "unpick" the government's position.
Morgan Harries
10.4.16
High Wire
High Wire

Reducing the Painkiller Supply Could Make America's Opioid Problem Even Deadlier

We know from a century of prohibition that cutting down the supply of a desired drug tends to encourage stronger, shadier alternatives.
Maia Szalavitz
9.14.16
High Wire
High Wire

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.
Maia Szalavitz
7.1.16
News
News

More Evidence That Britain's Police Should Be Making Our Weed Laws

Another police chief has spoken out against the UK's archaic drug policy, and another force is already benefitting from ignoring stoners.
Ayman Al-Juzi
6.9.16
News
News

Some of the Everyday Stuff You Have in Your Home That's Illegal from Today

Activists opposed to the Psychoactive Substances Act have been encouraging people to call the police and ask them if what they're about to consume is illegal.
Ayman Al-Juzi
5.26.16
News
News

More Kids Are Selling Weed in the UK Than Ever Before

And the news has set <i>The Daily Mail</i> off on a bizarre, nonsensical attack on decriminalisation.
Mac Hackett
5.9.16