drug policy

High Wire

Why Every Generation Freaks Out About a New Drug

The cycle of outrage people have over whatever drug is fashionable hasn't gotten us any closer to figuring out why people abuse narcotics.
Maia Szalavitz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Sweden's Newest Law Hopes to Prevent the Spreading of Hepatitis C

A law proposal that aims to increase the number of needle exchange programmes in Sweden has been approved.
Caisa Ederyd
High Wire

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.
Maia Szalavitz

​Three Concepts You Need to Grasp if You Want to Know Whether to Legalize Drugs (Yes, Even Heroin)

Prohibition creates a vast investment bank for crimes like kidnapping.
Johann Hari

A Neuroscientist Explains How He Found Out Meth Is Almost Identical to Adderall

A Columbia University psychiatry professor talks about what he's learned from trying the drug himself and studying it over the years.
Carl L. Hart
The VICE Guide to Making 2016 Better Than 2015

How to Make Drug Taking Better in 2016

Governments around the world aren't making any great strides, so it looks like drug users are going to have to take it upon themselves.
Max Daly

Magic Mushrooms Are the New Pot, According to Psilocybin Enthusiasts

We went to 9/20, the Psilocybin Mushroom Day, where conference-goers waxed poetic about the spiritual and medical value of tripping balls.
Adam Kovac

Inside London's Secret Drug Dens

Exploring how British "drug dens" have changed since all the media interest a decade ago.
Max Daly

A Generation of Entrepreneurs Are Being Stunted By the Laughing Gas Ban

What will become of the young men setting up shop outside East London's night clubs?
Joe Bish

Being a Stoner in Beijing Is Expensive, Dangerous and Complicated

A recent government crackdown has made dealers and users nervous, but it hasn't stopped people from getting high in the Chinese capital.
Tim Hill

David Simon Talks About Where the Baltimore Police Went Wrong

"Even in the vernacular of what cops secretly think is fair, this is bullshit, this is a horror show."
Bill Keller

The US Surgeon General Admits Science Is Real, Says Weed Has Medical Benefits

Another Obama administration official acknowledges the absurdity of federal drug policies.
CJ Ciaramella