Online Drug Markets Are Entering a 'Golden Age'
VICE News analysis shows darknet drug markets are emerging from coronavirus lockdown stronger than ever, with increased sales and more robust defences against hackers.
Dutch and Mexican Gangs Are Teaming Up to Sell High-End Meth to Asia
A VICE investigation reveals that meth shards "the size of your arm" are the latest product of the globalized drug trade.
40 Americans Are Dying Every Month From Taking this New, Legal Opioid
Isotonitazene is a novel synthetic opioid that has not yet been banned. But deaths are on the rise.
Why People in the UK Don't Use Meth
The drug is pervasive in the United States. Why hasn't it gained a foothold in Britain?
Colombia: We’ll Spray Toxic Chemicals to Keep Americans from Doing Drugs
A new decree, urged on by Trump, means aerial fumigation of coca using glyphosate will likely resume in Colombia after a five-year hiatus.
The U.S. Military Killed Dozens of Civilians While Trying to Bomb Meth Labs, U.N. Alleges
According to a new U.N. report, a United States counternarcotics operation against alleged Afghan drug labs caused multiple child casualties. The U.S. has denied the report.
Plant-Based Meth Is the Next Frontier of Afghanistan's Drug Trade
Investigators have uncovered a burgeoning local trade in the production of methamphetamine using a mountain shrub.
Behind the U.S.'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.
Your Drug Habit Is Destroying the Planet
The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.
The World’s Biggest Dark Net Market Has Shut Down—What's Next?
Under mysterious circumstances, Dream Market is due to close at the end of April. Is the game up for the big online drug bazaars?
The UK's First Legal Bulk Cannabis Shipment Has Finally Arrived
Patients prescribed cannabis now don't have to wait months for their medicinal weed.
The Psychedelic Resistance
We live our lives increasingly locked into screen time, distanced from nature and each other by modern capitalism and divisive politics. It’s no surprise that illegal use of psychedelics is on the rise.