black market

Weed

Here's What Happens to the Canadian Black Market Now That Weed Is Legal

We spoke to dealers, cannabis farmers, and edible bakers about their plans post-legalization.
Manisha Krishnan
10.17.18
Munchies

The Avocado Black Market Is So Bad in New Zealand that There Are Waitlists to Buy Trees

Earlier this year, the price of a single avocado in New Zealand peaked at NZ$7, or about $4.60 USD.
Lauren Rothman
8.14.18
VICE Specials

The Black Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing the Legal Weed Industry

VICE met up with the owners of Gas House in Oakland to hear how they turned a black market weed business into one of the country's leading black-owned legitimate cannabis companies.
VICE Staff
8.8.18
vice meets

Michael K. Williams on His Role in Sundance's 'Hap and Leonard'

Williams will co-star in 'Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo'—part murder mystery, part dark comedy—with longtime buddy James Purefoy.
VICE Staff
3.13.17
alcohol

Deaths from Black-Market Booze Are Up Since Indonesia's 'Beer Ban'

In 2015, Indonesia instituted a nationwide ban on the sale of beer at minimarts in order to "prevent the corruption of the youth."
Renaldo Gabriel
2.15.17
experiments

I Drank My Friend's Breast Milk Every Day for a Week

It didn't feel right to steal from a baby.
Sabina Urraca
1.12.17
Stuff

Meet the Young Men of Japan's Underground Fight Clubs

On an all new episode of 'Black Market: Dispatches', we travel to Japan to meet the gangs of young men trying to break free from the older Yakuza.
VICE Staff
10.18.16
Vice Blog

The Black Market for Illegal Hormones in Vietnam’s Trans Community

We talk with the host of the latest episode of Black Market: Dispatches about her interactions with Vietnam's transgender community.
VICE Staff
10.11.16
Instagram

Instagram Cheetahs Are Now the Target of International Wildlife Officials

A monumental agreement aims to curb the illegal cheetah trade by monitoring social media.
Sarah Emerson
10.4.16
Stuff

Inside London's Criminal Enterprises Hiding in Plain Sight

On an all new episode of 'Black Market: Dispatches,' we investigate the criminals setting up shop in London's government housing.
VICE Staff
10.4.16
Vice Blog

My Experience as an Undercover Sugar Baby

The host of the most recent episode of <i>Black Market: Dispatches</i> discusses her experience going undercover in the sugar baby industry.
Tania Rashid
10.3.16
Stuff

Meet the Ukrainians Smuggling Black Market Cigarettes to the EU

On an all new episode of 'Black Market: Dispatches', we travel to Ukraine to talk to the people who rely on the underground cigarette trade for survival.
VICE Staff
9.27.16
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