War on Drugs

Drugs

Behind the US's Bogus War on Taliban Drug Labs

America has spent tens of millions of dollars blowing up heroin and meth labs in Afghanistan. Except many of them are just huts.
Mike Power
18 hours ago
drugs-health

The War on Drugs Is Coming for Vapes, and It's Not Going to End Well

"Making things illegal tends to make them more dangerous."
Alex Norcia
9.12.19
Drugs

These Two People Can Now Legally Use Cocaine in Mexico

A Mexican judge ruled that private use of cocaine "doesn't put one's health at great risk".
Emily Green
8.21.19
Drugs

Police Thought They Beat the Darknet Drug Markets – They Didn't

This spring, the dark web drug trade was attacked on multiple fronts and authorities claimed victory. But after a quick restart, it's business as usual.
Mike Power
7.18.19
Drugs & Crime

The Absurd Theatre of the Modern Cocaine Bust

When a billion dollars worth of coke was seized last week, experts were quick to remind us that it's not going to solve America's drug problem.
Alex Norcia
6.24.19
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 Rafaeli
2.4.19
Drugs

Uncovering the Golden Age of Britain’s Drug Smuggling Trade

A new book lifts the lid on past smugglers, corrupt cops and undercover hard men – and says the game is almost up for authorities now.
Max Daly
1.18.19
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
1.8.19
Drugs

Snack Foods Are Not Crack, and It's Not Cute to Compare Them

Branding that compares gourmet foods to hard drugs makes light of the real impact of addiction and the War on Drugs.
Hilary Pollack
12.6.18
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
News

All the News You Need to Read This Morning

Apparently you shouldn't get a tattoo if you have a weakened immune system.
VICE Staff
6.19.18
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
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