Mike Power

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
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

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
tech

Closing Silk Road 2.0 Isn't Going to Stop Anyone from Selling Drugs Online

Long-term, this bust makes no difference. A new .onion website will be online in a few days, selling drugs to anyone who wants them. In fact, there are dozens already.
Mike Power
11.7.14