Drugs

Dopesick: Fentanyl's Deadly Grip

Dopesick: Fentanyl's Deadly Grip

An all-too-commonly prescribed opioid for those suffering from severe chronic pain or undergoing a surgical procedure, fentanyl is now one of the most abused substances on the street. Many times more potent than heroin, it's also significantly more dangerous. As the...

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2016 , Drugs 8 Comments

Northwest Trees

Northwest Trees

Across the Northwestern United States - in states like Oregon, Colorado and Washington - the sale and use of marijuana has now been legalized for a number of years. These states serve as case studies for the remainder of the nation,...

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2011 , Drugs 6 Comments

Cocaine: History Between the Lines

Cocaine: History Between the Lines

The cocaine industry is littered with unimaginable sums of cash and more than 35,000 murders in the past five years. Much of this violence occurs on the border between the United States and Mexico. This is just one aspect of the...

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What's In My Baggie?

What's In My Baggie?

Over the course of two months, five friends travelled 12,000 miles with their cameras in hand. Their mission? Expose the spread of unregulated and misrepresented drugs and research chemicals, and to shine a spotlight on a hugely inept national drug policy....

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2015 , Drugs 9 Comments

Afghan Overdose

Afghan Overdose

Afghanistan is the world's biggest producer of opium, and all attempts to foil this unfortunate status have been met with dismal failure. In the new investigative documentary Afghan Overdose, reporters from the Russia Today news organization set out to determine the...

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Stoned Kids

Stoned Kids

Produced by the acclaimed VICE news organization for their new Viceland channel, Stoned Kids takes a probing look at one of the latest trends taking place in the world of medical marijuana. Cancer patients have used marijuana to tame the side...

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2015 , Drugs 9 Comments

The Scientist

The Scientist

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam has enjoyed an incredibly fulfilling and accomplished career. His scientific breakthrough came early when he managed to isolate and identify the chemical compounds of the cannabis plant. The Scientist offers a riveting account of this breakthrough discovery, which...

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Afghanistan's Billion Dollar Drug War

Afghanistan's Billion Dollar Drug War

Al Jazeera's 101 East correspondent Steve Chao takes viewers to Afghanistan to investigate the country's role in the global drug industry, revealing the devastating impact it has had on Afghan citizens in particular. Studies estimate there are some 2.9 million heroin...

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Iboga Nights

Iboga Nights

Can an African plant root known as iboga provide the cure for chronic drug addiction? Documentary filmmakers David Graham Scott seems to think so. In Iboga Nights, Scott sets out to observe the potency of the psychedelic root on several heartbreaking...

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OxyContin: Time Bomb

OxyContin: Time Bomb

In the medical community, chronic pain has become a major epidemic, and is thought to afflict many tens of millions of people worldwide. Pharmaceutical companies have been swift in their response to treating these patients, and their resulting products have netted...

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Pot Fiction

Pot Fiction

The use of marijuana has been banned in Canada since 1923, yet the drug is more popular there than ever before. With the legalization of marijuana occurring in many regions around the world, Canadians have urged the government to consider similar...

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The New King of Coke

The New King of Coke

The story, and modern condition of Peru, its people, and several aspects of its culture and society that are explored in the Vice News documentary The New King of Coke begins where so many investigative drug documentaries do and must -...

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