drug policy


Ireland Must Act to Combat Its Growing Heroin Problem

Irish addicts are treated like criminals, the treatment options available to them are laughable, and worst of all, the government doesn't appear to see a problem with any of its drug policies.
David Fleming

The VICE Podcast - Mark Kleiman on Regulating Weed

Mark Kleiman is one of America's leading experts on the regulation of cannabis and other controlled substances, and an advocate of criminal-justice reforms aimed at reducing incarceration levels and violent crime.
Reihan Salam

Is a Cure for Meth Addiction Lurking in the Jihadist-Infested Jungles of Thailand?

The Thai Minister for Justice has announced that he wants the kratom leaf removed from the country's illicit drugs list. He claims it could help wean addicts off harder stimulants, like methamphetamine.
Jack Barry

Buy 'Illegal!' Magazine So Its Vendors Can Buy More Drugs

Copenhagen has come up with a new way to help drug addicts and fight street crime. <i>Illegal!</i> is a magazine that hard drug users can buy for $1.80 and sell to the public for around $5.00, enabling them to buy more drugs without having to rob...
Joseph Cox

The Feds Will Let the States Legalize Pot… Maybe

The good news, bros, is that as long as Washington and Colorado’s regulatory schemes are judged sufficiently strict and their legal weed businesses stay within state lines, the DOJ is advising prosecutors to not go after marijuana growers and sellers.
Harry Cheadle

This Is What Happens When You Try to Smuggle Two Wheelie Bins Full of Khat into America

One man who knows all about transporting khat internationally behind the authorities' backs is Manchester native Colin "Renno" Rennicks. He was locked up in the super maximum-security wing of an American prison after being caught attempting to sneak 4...
Nick Chester

Rich Paul Is Appealing His 81-Year Prison Sentence for Selling Pot

A jury found Rich Paul guilty last month and sent him away for a long, long time for a nonviolent crime. But he's appealing—even though he admittedly sold weed to an FBI informant—on the grounds that that jury wasn't properly informed about their...
Harry Cheadle