drug reform

High Wire

Women Are Leading the Fight Against the War on Drugs

Two of the most prominent groups devoted to reforming America's drug laws are now run by women of color. Here's what they're accomplishing, and how they're doing it.
Maia Szalavitz

Why a Mom Is Fighting for Legalization After Her Daughter's Overdose on Molly

Oxford schoolgirl Martha Fernback died of cardiac arrest following an accidental MDMA overdose when she was 15. Her mother, Anne-Marie Cockburn, wants to prevent the same thing happening to others.
Sirin Kale

Why Drug-Testing Needs to Be a Part of Australian Music Festivals

Read this open letter, signed by a number of prominent Australians, calling for pill testing at festivals.
VICE Australia

Opium or Cannabis? Historical Records Suggest People Prefer Whichever Is Cheaper

Study finds that economic considerations drive patterns of drug use.
Daniel Oberhaus

How Austerity Could Help the Campaign to Legalize Weed in the UK

As legalization is debated in Westminster today, we spoke to the founder of Transform, a drug policy think tank, about how budget cuts could inspire change far quicker than expected.
Sirin Kale

I Spent Harvest Time with South Australia's Weed Growers

Unlike most of the country, South Australia has enjoyed decriminalisation since 1987. We hung out with some growers to see what that means for them.
Mat Drogemuller

Can Vermont Bring Legal Weed to the Northeast?

As prohibition crumbles in the West, marijuana reform activists are looking to open up a new frontier for the legalization movement.
Kristen Gwynne

Texas Is the Next Big Test for Legal Weed

Legalization advocates are pinning their hopes to a new bill that would decriminalize marijuana in the Lone Star State.
Kristen Gwynne
Vice Blog

Weed Won the Midterms

In a blow to prohibitionists, Oregon and Alaska became the third and fourth states to fully legalize weed Tuesday. Voters in Washington, D.C., also approved a sweeping measure to legalize the drug.
Kristen Gwynne

This Guy Wants to Be Berlin's First Weed Van Man

If the authorities don't let him do his thing, he's threatening to go on hunger strike.
Matern Boeselager

Why Won't the US Government Let Veterans Smoke Weed?

We're cool with sending kids to risk life and limb in the deserts of the Middle East, but letting them smoke weed when they come home with PTSD is apparently a bridge too far.
Matt Taylor

The Most Important UN Drug Summit in Decades Was Really Depressing

This month's meeting of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime was supposed to be an important event in the war on drugs, but instead it was yet another gathering of prohibitionists trotting out the same old platitudes
Max Daly