The World's Other Opioid Crisis
How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
The Important Drugs Debate Question That Nobody's Asking
It all comes down to policing where we get our pleasure.
The Soviet Posters Meant to Keep Russians from Drinking
Russia's 1985 ban on alcohol proved disastrous for the economy, but it was a great time for lovers of beautiful anti-alcohol posters.
We Spent 419 with the Man Organising Australia's Biggest 420 Picnic
The guy behind Melbourne's peaceful protest explains what drew him to weed activism.
Drinking at This Portland Bar Is a Near-Religious Experience
Bible Club promises nude nuns, Prohibition-era speakeasy charm, and intensely delicious cocktails.
Natalie B. Compton
Dancing VS the State
The Racist Legacy of NYC’s Anti-Dancing Law
The cabaret law—and its prejudicial history—is one of the city's darkest secrets.
Eli Kerry and Penn Bullock
NYC's 300-Year History of Tattooing Finally Gets Its Due
'Tattooed New York,' a new exhibit at the New York Historical Society, traces ink history from the Iroquois to today.
How I Brewed My Own Booze and Became an Alcoholic in Jail
"I've seen blokes throw up as soon as they see it, let alone smelling or drinking the shit."
The Struggles of Being One of the Few People of Colour in the Cannabis Industry
Kayvan Khalatbari runs one of the only minority-owned cannabis businesses in America—but he wants that to change.
Combat Sports (Involving a Monkey) May Have Led to Prohibition
Don’t let anyone tell you again fighting isn’t dangerous.
Everything You Need to Know About the UN's Big Drug Convention
What could have been a chance for the world to take a progressive approach to drugs ended up as a huge waste of time.
Why I Threw an Underground NYC Weed Party and Invited the Press
To celebrate the release of his book 'How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High,' author David Bienenstock threw a legally questionable pot party.