War on Drugs
Drugs & Crime
The Absurd Theater of the Modern Cocaine Bust
When a billion dollars worth of coke was seized this week, experts were quick to remind us that it's not going to solve America's drug problem.
The Battle for Legal Medical Marijuana Hits Malaysia
A landmark decision legalizing medical weed in Thailand has some other countries questioning whether they should follow suit.
How the Drug War Eats the Poor
According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
War on Drugs
The Pentagon Spent Billions Fighting the War on Drugs Without Even Asking for a Plan
A new government watchdog report says the Pentagon has paid states billions of dollars for counter-narcotics operations without ever asking what would be done with that money.
This Is How America Is Failing Its Young Opioid Generation
Jeremy was young and addicted. Over six years, he was let down over and over again by the very system that was meant to help him.
Snack Foods Are Not Crack, and It's Not Cute to Compare Them
Branding that compares gourmet foods to hard drugs makes light of the real impact of addiction and the War on Drugs.
How America Convinced the World to Demonize Drugs
Much of the world used to treat drug addiction as a health issue, not a criminal one. And then America got its way.
A Tarantino-Inspired Filipino Filmmaker Takes on Duterte’s ‘Death Squads’
‘Manila Death Squad’ is funny and beautiful—until it gets super dark.
The Government Knew the War on Drugs Was Doomed from the Start
A 1967 Commission on Law Enforcement report on drugs was way ahead of its time.
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The True Story Behind 'White Boy' Rick
Seth Ferranti talks about his correspondence with Richard Wershe, a.k.a. White Boy Rick, a teenager who gained notoriety for underworld drug dealing.
Inside the Insane Story of How Pablo Escobar Was Finally Captured
More than 20 years after the death of the "king of cocaine," countries are still dealing with the aftermath.
Legal Weed Could Revolutionize PTSD Treatment For Veterans
Service members of many eras and ages have fought on the state and federal levels to shift policy and public opinion on legal weed.