Mike Power

Drugs

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.
Mike Power
6.18.20
Drugs

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.
Mike Power
5.14.20
Harm Reduction

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.
Mike Power
3.12.20
methamphetamines

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?
Mike Power
2.18.20
Cocaine

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.
Mike Power
1.21.20
News

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.
Mike Power
10.9.19

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.
Mike Power
10.2.19
Drugs

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.
Mike Power
9.18.19
Drugs

Your Drug Habit Is Destroying the Planet

The illegal drug trade comes with a significant environmental cost, but it doesn't have to.
Mike Power
5.29.19
Drugs

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?
Mike Power
4.10.19
medical cannabis

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.
Mike Power
2.15.19
LSD

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.
Mike Power
12.4.18
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