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Eight Hundred Years Ago, Islamic Poets Wrote These Two Extraordinary Odes to Marijuana

October 19th, 2016 In some early Islamic societies, cannabis was outright prohibited on religious grounds. In others, it...

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Watch: Four Interviews That Chart David Bowie’s Changing Relationship With Drugs

The late David Bowie struggled with addictions to cocaine and alcohol during the first half of his career. But one of th...

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What It Was Like to Hand Out Clean Needles With Cops Threatening to “Beat Your Ass”

In the late 1980s, Richard Curtis, who was conducting a study of police crackdowns on open-air drug markets, saw first-h...

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Surprise! Donald Trump’s Wall Will Fail to Stop Heroin Smuggling

Donald Trump apparently doesn’t understand how heroin gets into the US.  After his primary victory in New Hampshir...

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Host Uses Jay Z’s Crack-Dealing Past to Attack Black Lives Matter

Beyoncé’s new video “Formation,” which features imagery critical of police violence, has riled up righ...

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Yet Another State Drug-Tests Welfare Recipients, Finds Very Few Who Use Drugs

In 2013, North Carolina passed a law requiring the drug-testing of welfare applicants and recipients who meet “rea...

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Snarky Cops Target Drug Dealers With “Tax Offer” on Facebook

Cops in Bourne, Massachusetts have posted a message to their official Facebook account inviting local drug dealers to si...

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How Faulty Drug Tests Have Catastrophic Consequences

The Washington Post’s Radley Balko examined yesterday the news that a disproportionally large number of drug convi...

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Hilarious Kentucky Bill Requires Men to Get Wives’ Permission to Obtain Viagra

Kentucky state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian is proposing a bill that would require men to get a note from their wives before pu...

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As Released US Journalist Anna Day Flies Out of Bahrain, the Dictatorship Shares Its Spin Doctors With Big Pharma

Journalist Anna Therese Day and her three coworkers have just been released by the Bahrain government. The crew had been...

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Watch: Manic PSA Tries to Get at Smokers Through Their Cats

Truth Orange has been making anti-smoking PSAs since the 1990s. The campaign is the spawn of the Master Settlement Agree...

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Watch: This Stoned Surgeon Went Down in Drug PSA History

Chillingly hilarious, this bizarre 1987 PSA, created by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America (since renamed the Partn...

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Heroin Kingpin Nathan Barksdale, Inspiration for Avon Barksdale of “The Wire,” Dies at 54

Nathan Avon Barksdale, the drug kingpin fictionalized as Avon Barksdale on HBO’s The Wire, has died in federal pri...

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Irish Gangsters Disguised as Cops Gun Down Rivals in Bloody Drug Feud

A tangled tragedy is unfolding in Ireland. On Friday February 5th, assassins disguised as police officers in tactical ge...

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Arkansas High School Holds Assembly on Drugs and Gangs—For Black Students Only

Maumelle High School in Arkansas held an assembly about gangs and drugs Wednesday morning, at which a pastor addressed t...

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This Is What It’s Like to Be a Loving Mother on Methadone

Samantha*, who works full-time as a security guard in a large store, goes to the Bellevue clinic in Kips Bay, Manhattan ...

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This Simple Graph Shows How Long Different Drugs Remain in Your Blood

Business Insider has produced this fascinating graph detailing the amount of time various legal and illegal drugs remain...

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Six Irresistible Facts About the Feline Drug-Scourge Catnip

A positive epidemic of catnip addiction has afflicted our feline friends for as long as anyone can remember, but this pe...

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Russian Official Says Spies are Pumping Drugs Into the Country to Dumb Down Russian Youth

Vladimir Putin’s government is no doubt congratulating itself for coming up with an appropriate foreign boogeyman ...

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Watch: Seminal Heroin Flick “Trainspotting” Turns 20

It’s been 20 years since Irvine Welsh’s Transporting, a seminal work of heroin fiction, hit the Big Screen. ...

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New York Woman Strikes Blow for Thwarted Smokers Everywhere by Hijacking a Bus

A New York smoker has been placed in Metropolitan Hospital for psychological evaluation after stealing an MTA bus. Accor...

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Watch: Man Injects Heroin on Bus, Overdoses, Gets Revived With Naloxone

Moments after discretely injecting heroin in his bus seat, 25-year-old Michael Meeney collapsed from an overdose in Dela...

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Ithaca’s Inspiring Mayor Knows Why We Need Supervised Injection Facilities

The small city of Ithaca, New York, has one of the nation’s most interesting mayors. Svante Myrick is the first Af...

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Iran Executes All the Adult Males in an Entire Village for “Drug Trafficking”

Reports are emerging that Iran has executed the entire adult male population of an ethnically Baluch village for “...

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Long After the Reagan Era, DARE Continues to Fail on Marijuana

From the early 1980s to the mid-2000s and in some places still today, America’s kids have gotten their drug educat...

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Hate Exercise? Fear Not, Here’s the Wine Workout!

Is exercise boring and painful? You bet it is! Health coach and fitness blogger April Storey sought to mitigate the abje...

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California Rehab Company Charged With Second-Degree Murder

For the first time in California history a corporation is being charged with murder—and the accused company is an addict...

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Controversially Picks Up Oscar

Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, relating the life and untimely death of singer Amy Winehouse, has won the Oscar fo...

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Ford Creates Expensive Drugged Driving Suit to Mimic Cheap Thrills

The Ford motor company has added a technologically inspired new feature to its traveling roadshow Driving Skills For Lif...

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Baffling Montana Ruling Is a Grave Threat to Medical Marijuana Patients

Medical marijuana providers in Montana are anticipating a crisis after the State Supreme court upheld a 2011 law last we...

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