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Magic mushrooms offered at Harley St clinic
Dried magic mushrooms
Tall Tales

Magic mushrooms offered at Harley St clinic

And other stories from the stranger side of life
9 May 2022
Inside the rise and fall of the Sackler family
Sackler family name is removed from building at Tufts University
Behind the scenes

Inside the rise and fall of the Sackler family

Bankrupt former makers of OxyContin ‘close’ to agreeing settlement over US opioid epidemic
3 Feb 2022
Seeing stars, prescribing comedy and decriminalising drugs
Star-gazing
Podcast

Seeing stars, prescribing comedy and decriminalising drugs

What will the James Webb Telescope accomplish? Why is the NHS sending people to comedy courses? And are drugs laws about to change in the British capi…
7 Jan 2022
Should the UK decriminalise some drugs?
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In Depth

Should the UK decriminalise some drugs?

Sadiq Khan planning to end prosecution of young people caught with cannabis
4 Jan 2022
Do antidepressants work?
Aerial view of pills
In Depth

Do antidepressants work?

New review advocates for a ‘more cautious prescribing practice’
22 Dec 2021
Where is cannabis legal?
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In Depth

Where is cannabis legal?

Malta legalises the drug in European first
14 Dec 2021
PM launches ten-year drugs plan amid cocaine in Commons claims
A young man sniffs cocaine
Why we’re talking about . . .

PM launches ten-year drugs plan amid cocaine in Commons claims

Government to target ‘casual’ middle-class users along with addicts and dealers
6 Dec 2021

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Nightclubs facing boycott over ‘needle spiking’
Nightclub dancefloor
In Depth

Nightclubs facing boycott over ‘needle spiking’

Priti Patel demands police action amid reports of women being drugged via drinks and needles
21 Oct 2021
Would Keir Starmer decriminalise drugs?
Sir Keir Starmer
Today’s big question

Would Keir Starmer decriminalise drugs?

Labour leader backs Scotland’s move to soften laws on possession
24 Sep 2021
The NHS lung cancer drug that ‘stops tumours growing’
An x-ray of lungs
Why we’re talking about . . .

The NHS lung cancer drug that ‘stops tumours growing’

Historic breakthrough as Sotorasib found to successfully target ‘death star’ mutation
10 Sep 2021
‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’
Protests in Paris
Instant Opinion

‘France wouldn’t be France without strikes, protests and police baton charges’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Aug 2021
Why codeine deaths have reached a record high
Codeine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why codeine deaths have reached a record high

Rise of the ‘dark web’ and demography of addicts may explain surge
4 Aug 2021
Who shot the Netherlands’ most famous crime journalist?
Journalist Peter R de Vries (seated far left) at a press conference in 2017
Why we’re talking about . . .

Who shot the Netherlands’ most famous crime journalist?

Award-winning underworld reporter in serious condition after Amsterdam attack
7 Jul 2021
Trout becoming addicted to amphetamine
A fish with googley eyes
Tall Tales

Trout becoming addicted to amphetamine

And other stories from the stranger side of life
7 Jul 2021
800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting
Australian police
Getting to grips with . . .

800 criminals arrested in global FBI messaging app sting

Three-year operation culminates in police raids in 19 countries
9 Jun 2021
Psychedelics, peacekeeping and office productivity
The effect of LSD on the brain
Podcast

Psychedelics, peacekeeping and office productivity

Could hallucinogenics replace antidepressants? How can peacekeepers be more effective? And what can Google tell us about the post-pandemic workplace?
7 May 2021
‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’
Boris Johnson in Cornwall
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson’s natural liberalism doesn’t extend to drugs’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
9 Apr 2021
The benefits of cannabis legalisation
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London
Why we’re talking about . . .

The benefits of cannabis legalisation

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says there is widespread public support for decriminalisation of the class-B drug
6 Apr 2021
EU says it is safe to eat worms
Salted mealworms served on toast
Tall Tales

EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Cathedral livestreams memorial service for stray cat
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In Brief

Cathedral livestreams memorial service for stray cat

And other stories from the stranger side of life
30 Oct 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Sporting genes, Colombia and orcas
South African athlete Caster Semenya
In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Sporting genes, Colombia and orcas

What does Caster Semenya’s latest defeat say about gender? Is Colombia slipping into conflict? And are killer whales turning against us?
18 Sep 2020
How coronavirus is feeding an organised crime pandemic
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In Depth

How coronavirus is feeding an organised crime pandemic

Lockdown panic buying has seen drugs become the ‘toilet rolls of Britain’s criminal world’
10 Jun 2020
Have scientists discovered a drug that defeats superbugs?
Antibiotics
In Brief

Have scientists discovered a drug that defeats superbugs?

Breakthrough dubbed the ‘holy grail’ of antibiotics research
4 Jun 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘women the stronger sex’ in Covid-19 crisis
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘women the stronger sex’ in Covid-19 crisis

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 18 May
18 May 2020
Instant Op: EU will be ‘destroyed’ by coronavirus response
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In Depth

Instant Op: EU will be ‘destroyed’ by coronavirus response

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 2 April
2 Apr 2020
Coronavirus restrictions ‘may fuel gang wars’
Police
In Depth

Coronavirus restrictions ‘may fuel gang wars’

New report by former counterterrorism commander analyses outbreak’s potential impact on crime and law
23 Mar 2020
Why is Canada’s black-market cannabis market booming?
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In Depth

Why is Canada’s black-market cannabis market booming?

Many users still buy from unlicensed dealers despite legalisation of the drug
20 Mar 2020
Drugs as easy to buy online as pizza, says government report
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In Depth

Drugs as easy to buy online as pizza, says government report

Independent review warns of ‘abundant supply’ of illegal narcotics coming into UK
28 Feb 2020
Three reasons why the Tories might legalise cannabis
Marijuana
In Depth

Three reasons why the Tories might legalise cannabis

Potential for raising tax revenue may be among the most compelling attractions
11 Feb 2020
Mexico murder rate hits all-time high
Sinaloa Drug Cartel
In Depth

Mexico murder rate hits all-time high

Nearly 35,000 people were killed in 2019 despite government pledge to curb cartel violence
23 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Capitalism best hope for roaring Twenties
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Capitalism best hope for roaring Twenties

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 2 January
2 Jan 2020
How magic mushroom medicine could treat depression
Magic Mushrooms
In Brief

How magic mushroom medicine could treat depression

Active ingredient psilocybin is found to have no harmful effects in its first clinical trial
12 Dec 2019
Nitrous oxide: Amazon and eBay under pressure to ban sales
Hippy Crack Nitrous Oxide
In Depth

Nitrous oxide: Amazon and eBay under pressure to ban sales

Online retailers selling drug paraphernalia
15 Nov 2019
Medical cannabis trial to target 20,000 UK patients
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In Depth

Medical cannabis trial to target 20,000 UK patients

Project Twenty21 will test seven medical conditions including chronic pain
7 Nov 2019
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