Posted in: Drugs
The Rise of Psychedelic Truffles in Amsterdam
"We took a trip to Amsterdam to learn about the ban of psychedelic mushrooms and the rise of truffles that contain psilocybin (the stuff that makes you trip balls)." Watch more VICE documentaries here:...
Posted in: Crime, Drugs, Religion, Society
The Mexican Mormon War
The cartels of Juarez, Mexico, are at war with a group of Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. We went there to document the conflict, meet Romney's Mormon family, and find out more about how US policy is impacting the war on...
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Krokodil: Russia’s Deadliest Drug
A homemade drug called Krokodil is gaining popularity in Siberia and its effects on users are horrific. Krokodil is Russian for Crocodile, because of the way addicts' skin begins to get turn scaly, dry and eventually rot right off their bodies. Even most heroin users are frightened by Krokodil and want nothing to do with this terrifying...
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The Secrets of a Drug Dealer
Ever wonder how to sell $100,000 worth of drugs in a week? VICE learned the secrets of a drug dealer in NYC – a man who will deliver any substance you want, 24/7. He told them everything – from where he gets his drugs to how his crew operates. VICE first met the dealer few months ago and after kind of earning his trust for a little while he agreed to let them hang out with him, but for a really obvious reasons, lot of the names and the places that you see in this peace are going to be withheld. A few...
Posted in: Drugs, Society
PLay FiLm
A short documentary interview: A man in the depth of serious drug addiction talks about his life and the effect heroin is having on it.(contains explicit intravenous drug...
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The Oxycontin Express
In this Peabody Award-winning edition of Vanguard, correspondent Mariana van Zeller travels to South Florida – the Colombia of prescription drugs – to expose a bustling pill pipeline that stretches from the beaches of Ft.Lauderdale to the rolling hills of Appalachia. The OxyContin Express features intimate access with pill addicts, prisoners and law enforcement as each struggles with a lethal national epidemic. Florida has become a pill popper’s paradise and the main source of an illicit prescription...
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Drugs Inc: Ketamine
Considered an essential drug in the healthcare system by the World Health Organization due to its several uses around a hospital, it also has become popular in the party scene, where it is known as “Special K.” The effect is causes on the human mind is called dissociative anesthesia, meaning that signals to the conscious mind are blocked from other parts of the brain. Your mind and body become detached from reality and you are taken into a depersonalized world. In this documentary, we meet ketamine users,...
Karachi: Pakistan’s Most Violent City
"Sure, we hear about violence in Pakistan all the time, but in 2011, more than three times as many people were killed in Karachi than the number of people killed in American drone strikes in the tribal areas. VICE explores the seedy underbelly of this ultra-violent metropolis of more than eighteen million people, and meet the players who make Karachi one of the craziest cities on earth." - From...
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Hofmann’s Potion
This documentary offers a compassionate, open-minded look at LSD and how it fits into our world. Long before Timothy Leary urged a generation to “tune in, turn on and drop out,” the drug was hailed as a way to treat forms of addiction and mental illness. At the same time, it was being touted as a powerful tool for mental exploration and self-understanding. Featuring interviews with LSD pioneers, beautiful music and stunning cinematography, this is much more than a simple chronicle of LSD’s early days....