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Past articles by Manisha:

The Man Who Opened a Store Selling Heroin and Cocaine Has Died From an Overdose

Jerry Martin, 51, opened the store in Vancouver because he wanted to give people access to clean drugs and challenge Canadian drug laws. → Read More

Tranq Dope Deaths In the U.S. Are Skyrocketing

Overdoses linked to tranq, the street drug that can cause horrific wounds, have spiked 276 percent, according to the CDC. → Read More

Cocaine Use Is Surging, UN Drug Report Says

While global production has grown to meet demand, police seizures are outpacing supply. → Read More

Mississippi Voted to Ban ‘Gas Station Heroin’

A bill to ban tianeptine, or “gas station heroin,” passed in Mississippi, following reports of severe withdrawal and links to overdoses. → Read More

2 Drug Companies Can Legally Start Selling Cocaine, Heroin, and MDMA

A Canadian weed company and a psychedelics company have received government licenses to make and distribute the drugs under certain circumstances. → Read More

The Feds Are Cracking Down on a New Drug That Can Cause ‘Rotting’ Flesh

The FDA said drugs containing the animal sedative xylazine can cause “severe skin wounds and patches of dead and rotting tissue.” → Read More

Tranq Dope Is Hitting California

Several overdoses in San Francisco have included “tranq,” a new combination drug associated with wounds and amputations. Its spread could be disastrous. → Read More

15-Year-Old Facing 40 Years After Allegedly Selling Fentanyl to Teen Who Died

The girl, who was arrested in Wisconsin after an 18-year-old died of an overdose, was selling fentanyl to pay off a drug debt, according to court documents. → Read More

Ex-Mormons Are Running a Magic Mushroom Church

The Divine Assembly’s members use shrooms to commune directly with the “divine.” It’s one of a growing number of churches that worship using drugs. → Read More

A Key Ingredient of Tranq Dope Is Legal. Banning It Could Make Matters Worse.

House Republicans want the federal government to schedule the animal tranquilizer xylazine, part of a drug cocktail called “tranq dope.” → Read More

A Short History of Pigeons Smuggling Drugs in Tiny Backpacks

A pigeon found in a Canadian prison yard with a tiny backpack of meth is carrying on a decades-long tradition. → Read More

This Guy Plans to Open a Store That Sells Heroin, Meth, and Crack

Jerry Martin knows he’ll get arrested if he opens up a store in Vancouver that sells heroin, meth, MDMA, and more. “That’s the whole idea,” he said. → Read More

‘Gas Station Heroin’ Was Just Banned in Ohio

Ohio is the latest state to ban tianeptine, an antidepressant known as “zaza” or “gas station heroin” because it can mimic the effects of opioids. → Read More

How Shrooms Are Helping Black People Deal With Racism

As more cities decriminalize or legalize psilocybin, Black people are claiming space in the wider psychedelic movement and the outdoors. → Read More

Sterilization, Execution, Labor Camps: Rhetoric Against Drug Users Is Escalating

Politicians are floating more and more extreme solutions to the U.S. overdose crisis—ones that won’t even solve the problem. → Read More

Scientists Are Making a Fentanyl Vaccine. It Won’t Solve the Overdose Crisis.

The vaccine would block people from feeling high from fentanyl. → Read More

How to Reverse an Overdose From Tranq, the Lethal Drug Spreading in the US

Narcan still works for tranq, a cocktail of fentanyl and the animal tranquilizer xylazine. Oxygen tanks can help, too. → Read More

Cities Are Teaching Drug Users How to Shoot Up Properly

Injecting drugs properly has only become more important as overdoses reach record highs and drugs like tranq continue to spread across the U.S. → Read More

Colorado Votes to Decriminalize Shrooms and Other Psychedelics

Colorado became the second state to legalize psilocybin mushrooms, following in Oregon's footsteps. → Read More

Here's Where Legal Drugs Are on the Ballot

Recreational cannabis could be legal in nearly half the United States very soon. → Read More