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.
JS Rafaeli

A Tarantino-Inspired Filipino Filmmaker Takes on Duterte’s ‘Death Squads’

‘Manila Death Squad’ is funny and beautiful—until it gets super dark.
Beckett Mufson

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.
Zachary Siegel
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

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.
VICE Staff

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.
VICE Staff

Cory Booker Explains Why He's Making Legal Weed His Signature Issue

The New Jersey senator and potential 2020 candidate talks about his far-reaching legalization bill and whether he's ever inhaled.
Alex Suskind
latin america

VICE Reporters Got Caught Up in Colombian Police Gunfire This Weekend

The government has apologized for the attack on international observers and journalists and put more than 100 National Police in the area on modified duty.
Tania Tapia and Santiago Valenzuela

I Smoked Weed Three Times and Ended Up in Rehab Hell

"It was such shell shock that... it was just like my bowels froze, my brain froze."
Maia Szalavitz
Life Inside

What It's Like to Meet the Men You Sentence to Prison

A judge opens up about the hardest part of his job.
Judge Mark W. Bennett
War on Drugs

The Filipino Drug War Is Flooding This Funeral Home with Bodies

People are jockeying for fresh corpses in the brutal vigilante campaign launched by the strongman Donald Trump just invited to the White House.
Roc Morin

What Would Happen if Jeff Sessions Goes After Legal Weed?

The attorney general is dropping hints he's going to ramp up the war on drugs.
Eve Peyser
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Let This Intense Police Video Be a Warning to You, Heroin Dealers

Lake County Sheriff's Office is not messing around.
VICE Staff