Category “Drugs”

Deep Web

The Deep Web is vast, thousands of times larger than the "Surface Web" i.e. the searchable web that we all know and love. The Deep Web itself is not a place it just simply accounts for all of the unindexed content stored online, this includes banking data, administrative code for governments, corporations and universities. Over time people began using the Deep Web via special browsers, one such browser is known as Tor. This feature documentary by Alex Winter explores the Deep Web, primarily focusing on the trail of Ross Ulbricht, the apparent creator and administrator of Silk Road, a...

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Catch Me If You Can

Investigative journalist Mark Daly, is a keen athlete but for more than a year he had embedded himself into the murky world of doping in athletics. It's an investigation like none he has done before, having to push himself to his physical limit in order to truly understand the world he's entering, he even goes as far as becoming a doper himself. The story includes tales of coverup and hypocrisy, that have spanned some 30 years and include a few of the biggest names in sport, such as a British olympic legend. Daly asks do the cheats themselves still retain the upper hand in their...

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Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom

More than a year has past since Colorado became the first state in the United States to legalise the sale of recreational Marijuana, but sometimes the line between whats legal and what isn't is still a little hazy. In this documentary, reporter Harry Smith examines the issue of cannabis in the workplace, as Colorado employers try to reconcile with a more-open cannabis culture with the workplace enforcing zero tolerance rules. We also get a glimpse into the other side of Marijuana, a more serious side were people have moved to Colorado in order to use the drug medicinally for chronic...

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Meth and Madness In Mexico

All over the world hundreds of thousands of people are fighting a hidden war, the outcome of which could affect us all, its the war against drugs. Despite a world wide crackdown drug use continues to rise, so BBC reporter Stacey Dooley is travelling across three continents to investigate the newest drugs on the market, asking questions such as, who is really behind the narcotic trades and what are the authorities doing to stamp it out? In South Africa Dooley discovers a stronger strain of Cannabis being smuggled into Britain and in Cambodia she goes on the trail of the production of...

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Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution

For two years CNN has reported from the frontline's of a battle between those who say Marijuana saved their lives, the doctors that want to prove it and federal agencies that have persisted on standing in the way, at stake is the ability to use this plant as a regulated prescription drug. Some say it's the only thing that works for treating them, from PTSD, chronic pain and alzheimer's, it appears we are in the midst of Marijuana Revolution and the tide may be finally turning as Scientists and politicians alike are posed to prove Marijuana can change lives for the...

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Secrets of Mexico’s Drug War

The United States government currently spends billions of dollars each year trying to combat powerful Mexican drug cartels, but the Americans stand accused of getting to close to some of the worlds most notorious criminals and cutting deals with them. As a brutal drug war raged in Mexico, American law enforcement helped arm some of the gangs, over 2500 firearms where seen to have been shipped south to Mexico, but with cocaine and heroin still flooding the streets of America, many are now questioning the true cost of Americas war on drugs. On the 22nd of February 2014, Joaquin Guzman one...

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High On Crack Street: Lost Lives In Lowell

This HBO film was shot over an 18 month period and documents the daily life of crack addicts living in the American city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell itself has a population of 108,861 and is the forth largest city in the state, It is home to former professional boxer Dick Ecklund and his brother Mickey Ward. Dickey is heavily profiled throughout this film as he struggles with a crack addiction. The movie "The Fighter", which stared Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale was made about Mickey Ward's career but also the events seen in this...

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Russell Brand: End the Drugs War

Comedian and Actor, Russell Brand sets off on a personal journey in order to see for himself how the "war on drugs" in the UK is being carried out. Brand an ex-addict himself gets talking to those still addicted, care workers, politicians and also gets taken along with the police to witness and actual raid. He questions the UK's approach to fighting drug and explores possible alternatives including the legalisation of drug consumption. Brand also meets up with those who question his views and sets up an interview with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg where he finds time to express his point...

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A Bad Trip to Edgewood

90 miles north of Washington D.C. stands Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. From World War I to the present day it has been the centre of the US Army's research into chemical warfare. Within it's laboratories bazaar experiments took place, by giving a cat LSD Edgewood scientists were able to turn nature and normality upside down. Animals were always tested before humans the reasoning for such tests were that army scientists wanted to research and understand about the dose levels for nerve agents and chemical compounds i.e. what would simply incapacitate and what would be considered lethal on the...

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