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How You Can Help the World Understand Illegal Drugs

Last year, we discovered all sorts of things about the ways in which humans consume narcotics, and with your help, we can do exactly the same for 2016.
Mac Hackett
12.12.16
uk

Cops Say UK's New Drug Law Will Push More Sales to the Dark Web

Almost six months after the Psychoactive Substances Act, drugs such as spice are advertised on dark web markets.
Joseph Cox
9.12.16
Features

How Legalizing Marijuana Might Stave Off 'Spice' Epidemics

The same approach used to regulate and manage legal marijuana in several states could be used to control knockoff weed.
Joel Warner
8.5.16
Stuff

How the Russian Mafia Salvaged My Brutal Year in Dubai Prison

Meet Karl Williams, a Londoner whose Dubai holiday basically went up in flames when he and his friends were arrested on drug charges in 2013.
Nick Chester
5.8.16
Stuff

Young People in Ireland Are Taking More Psychoactive Drugs Than Anyone Else in Europe

A study released this week found that young people in Ireland are big into "new psychoactive substances." So we tried to work out why.
David Gilmour
4.8.16
THE WORST DRUG IN THE WORLD

I Was Addicted to Spice, and It Might Be Responsible for My Bizarre, Unexplained Sickness

I started smoking synthetic cannabis after the real stuff stopped doing it for me. Four years later, I'm suffering from a weird, white blood cell-related illness supposedly triggered by certain cannabinoids.
Bill Morris
8.18.15
High Wire

Why America Needs an FDA for Recreational Drugs

Because of the way they dodge regulation, the rise of legal highs reveals the bare truth about the inevitable failure of global prohibition—and why the only way forward is to regulate psychoactive substances rather than reflexively criminalize them.
Maia Szalavitz
8.13.15
Crime & Drugs

Study Finds Europeans Love to Get High — And Their Drugs Are Stronger and Purer Than Ever

An annual analysis of European drug trends found that the purity and potency of illicit substances is on the rise, and that nearly a quarter of the EU’s population has gotten high at least once.
Pierre Longeray
6.7.15