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    The Mexican Mormon War (2012)

    VICE – The Mexican Mormon War – The cartels of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, are at war with a group of Mormons, some of whom are related to Mitt Romney. We went down 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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    The Nepalese Honey That Makes People Hallucinate (2016)

    Nepal’s Gurung people live mostly in small villages in the vast Annapurna mountain ranges. In this remote region, they practice an ancient tradition of honey hunting where they descend towering cliffs on handmade ladders, to harvest honey nestled under jagged overhangs. In spring, the Gurung’s honey contains a rare substance called grayanotoxin from rhododendron […]

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    The Scientist (2015)

    Fifty-two years ago Professor Raphael Mechoulam was on a bus carrying 5 kilos of hashish in his bag to his laboratory at the Weitzmann institute in Rehovot. That bus ride turned out to be a historic one, as Mechoulam used that hashish to discover the psychoactive component in marijuana, THC. Twenty years after that […]

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    The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD (2011)

    In 1943, the year in which the first A-bomb was built, Albert Hofmann discovered LSD, a substance that was to become an A-bomb of the mind. Fractions of a milligram are enough to turn our framework of time and space upside down. The story of a drug – its discovery in the Basel chemistry […]

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    The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007)

    Follow filmmaker Adam Scorgie as he demystifies the underground market and brings to light how the marijuana industry can function while remaining illegal. Through growers, police officers, criminologists, economists, doctors, politicians and pop culture icons, Scorgie examines the cause and effect nature of the business – an industry that may be profiting more by […]

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    Through a Blue Lens (2003)

    This award-winning documentary film, shot in Vancouver, Canada’s notorious Downtown Eastside, caught the eyes of audiences, film makers and critics worldwide for its unusual and sensitive depiction of life on the street. Through A Blue Lens documents a year of life and death on the street and behind tenement walls. The striking thing about […]

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    Waiting to Inhale (2005)

    Waiting to Inhale examines the heated debate over marijuana and its use as medicine in the United States. Twelve states have passed legislation to protect patients who use medical marijuana. Yet opponents claim the medical argument is just a smokescreen for a different agenda– to legalize marijuana for recreation and profit. What claims are […]

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    Warning: This Drug May Kill You (2017)

    “We doctors were wrong in thinking that opioids couldn’t be used long term. They can be and they should be.” Those are some of the first words of Warning: This Drug May Kill You, HBO’s new documentary about America’s opioid epidemic. Intercut with grainy video footage of men and women — many of whom […]

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    What’s In My Baggie? (2014)

    Common drugs from previous generations like LSD, mushrooms, cocaine and opiates are still popular, but they’ve been joined by the likes of MDMA and ecstasy, amphetamines, ketamine, and a massive array of others. According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, 243 new drugs have been reported since 2009. Unfortunately, many […]

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    World’s Scariest Drug (2012)

    VICE’s Ryan Duffy went to Colombia to check out a strange and powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.” It’s a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will. The first few days in the country were a harrowing montage of freaked-out dealers and unimaginable horror […]