How America Lost the War on Drugs
An anatomy of a failure.
An anatomy of a failure.
West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.
A federal judge resents the harshness of mandatory drug sentences.
In an excerpt from the author's debut novel, LAPD officers search an affluent couple's home.
An investigation into the use of no-knock raids — conducted by SWAT officers with machine guns, flash-bang grenades, and body armor — that have time and time again led to avoidable deaths, gruesome injuries, and costly legal settlements.
On the underground doctors unleashing the healing powers of hallucinogens.
The strange saga of Gordon Todd Skinner, a psychedelic aficionado and government informant who is now serving time in prison for kidnapping and torturing his wife’s teenage lover.
“These, I now know, are the details of how my mother died..:”
There are a thousand ways to buy weed in New York City, but the Green Angels devised a novel strategy for standing out: They hired models to be their dealers.
The story of Chyna’s final days.
Music editor Yaroslav Pastukhov drew young journalists and artists into a transnational cocaine-smuggling ring.
A dispatch from the Philippine capital, where “no one will be safe until many, many more have died.”
Silicon Valley’s biohacking craze has turned its sights on small doses of LSD for the workplace.
Their mom and dad were two of the 33,091 people to die of opioid overdoses in 2015. Now, three children in West Virginia must move forward amid an epidemic.
Throughout 2015 and 2016, amid a series of conversations I had socially with gay and bisexual men about chemsex, new, darker elements to this scene began to emerge; details from unconnected participants that mirrored each other – the same incidents, the same crimes, sometimes even the same culprits. Together they formed a picture: that beneath the surface reports about chemsex – the endless hedonism, the irresistibly intense sex – there is a much blacker sea, unmapped.
Isaiah Wall wants to get his life on track. But first, he’s gotta buy drugs for the police.
The story of a home invasion, a torture session, and one lawyer who nearly killed another.
An NBA lottery pick and drug addict tries to rebuild his life.
For decades, “trimmigrants” have flooded California’s Emerald Triangle during harvest season in search of highly paid seasonal work. In the isolation of the dense forest, sexual assault is commonplace and rarely investigated.
How the “biggest grow op willing to publish its address” could make Canada an international pioneer in the legalization and commercialization of weed.
On codeine syrup and Sprite
It’s legal to buy poppy seeds in America and it’s legal to plant them—unless you’re familiar with the simple process of turning them into opium, that is. Then having poppies in your garden is a felony.
The fight to extradite El Chapo.
On heroin and harm reduction.
A bicycling love story.