What It’s Like to Deal Drugs in a Country with the Harshest Penalties in the World

Thousands of Filipino citizens have been killed in President Duterte's violent war on drugs. VICE meets a local dealer to learn why anyone would run the huge risk of selling when your life is literally on the line.

Shirin Bhandari

Mixing Poisonous Pufferfish and Cocaine Is a Terrible Idea, Florida Man Learns

Eating the liver of a highly toxic fish is bad. Eating it while on cocaine is worse.

Jelisa Castrodale

I Got an MRI While Stoned to See What My Brain Looked Like

I inhaled marijuana vapor to help a research team at University College London study the impact of cannabis on the brain.

Hatti Rex

Turns Out Celebrities Aren't That Great at Selling Weed

Snoop Dogg, Ghostface Killah, and… Martha Stewart? As the legal weed market expands, brands want famous faces to promote their products, even if they’ve never smoked a joint in their life.

Oscar Rickett

A College Dealer Explains Why Snapchat Is So Great for Selling Weed

"I serve to some real stoners who I think are in college for the sole purpose of being able to buy pot from me."

Seth Ferranti

We Found Evidence of Cocaine Use in U.K. Parliament Buildings

Our coke swabs—which turn blue when they detect the drug—picked up traces of coke in four of the nine locations we tested.

Michael Segalov

Scientists Say Chemical Found in Spinach Is Basically a Steroid, Should Be Banned for Athletes

Tired: blaming boner pills for your doping allegations. Wired: blaming a salad!

Jelisa Castrodale

How Past Drug Use Can Stop You From Getting Into the U.S.

After a British tourist was turned away because customs officials found an old text about cocaine on her phone, we asked an expert what else might get in your way.

David Hillier

I Got Banned From the U.S. When Airport Security Found My Coke Texts

I was immediately sent back to the U.K. when immigration officials said they’d found a reference to cocaine on my phone.

Isabella Brazier-Jones

A Bizarre New Species of Mollusk Eats Rocks, Poops Sand, and Shapes Rivers

Lithoredo abatanica, a very weird shipworm found in a river in the Philippines, represents both a new species and genus.

Becky Ferreira

The Inside Story of Europe's First Narco-State

A young generation of Albanians are caught between organized crime's politics, rampant unemployment, and the fast cash of Class A drugs.

Monty Reed

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.

Maia Szalavitz
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