Drugs

The Ambien Effect

Zolpidem tartrate, or Ambien, has been prescribed to millions of insomniacs internationally, yet those who use the drug to ensure a good night's sleep are seldom aware it also possesses the ability to normalise functioning in certain types of damaged neurons, a phenomenon called "the Ambien effect", The first awakening occurred in 1999 when a man who had spent three years in a persistent vegetativ

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Ten Commandments of The Mafia

In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss' villa: a list of the Mafia's most sacred laws. It's an incredible find: a code of conduct for the Mob. Now, for the first time, former Mobsters speak out about the rules that govern their criminal world; and reveal what happened when gangland began to question the so-called 'Ten Commandments of the Mafia'

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Taboo: Drugs

Taboo: Drugs

NGC explores drug cultures around the world where people use drugs to enter an "altered state" -- sometimes with dangerous consequences. We visit a village in Venezuela where shamans use drugs to contact the spirit world, a festival in Nepal where hashish is temporarily legalized and a club scene in Amsterdam where drugs have become a focus of both recreational indulgence and scientific i

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Swaziland: Gold Mine of Marijuana

In this edition of Hamilton Morris' "Pharmacopeia‎" vice show, Hamilton and his team pay a visit to the landlocked Kingdom of Swaziland, which is completely surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique and where the growing of Cannabis is still very much illegal. Despite this fact Swaziland boasts the more hectares of land dedicated to growing marijuana than all of India and therefore Hamilton has ta

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Swansea Love Story

Swansea Love Story

Rule Britannia scours the UK to partake of all the sordid offerings of this green, pleasant and messed-up land. Under the surface of Swansea, things are a little different than it initially looks. Here they befriend a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales’ largely ignored heroin epidemic. We find topless fire-breathing dance troupes, old sailors, and two little kids in one of the city’

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Super High Me

Super High Me

Determined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man's quest to get super high, this documentary also examines the hotly contested debate over medical marijuana use. Al

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Strain Hunters Morocco Expedition by Green House Seed Co

The large majority of the hashish produced worldwide (up to 70% of the total annual world production) comes from a relatively small mountain region in the North of Morocco, called Rif. In Dutch coffeeshops the sales of Moroccan hashish are one of the backbones of the industry, already since the 1970s. And from London to Rome to Madrid to Cape Town, Moroccan hashish is consumed daily by huge n

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Stoned in Suburbia

A funny British documentary interviewing various cannabis users (hilarious to see grandmas talking about being arrested for growing etc!) More people smoke cannabis in Britain than ever before, 10 Million of us have confessed to trying it, and over 2 million spark up every month. Stoned In Suburbia is a social history film, examining the change in people’s opinions to cannabis over the past 50 y

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Standing Silent Nation

What does a family have to endure to create a future for itself? In April 2000, Alex White Plume and his Lakota family planted industrial hemp on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota after other crops had failed. They put their hopes for a sustainable economy in hemp's hardiness and a booming worldwide demand for its many products, from clothing to food. Although growing hemp, a relativ

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