Drugs

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‘I don’t want to remember these things’: dark pop poet John Murry on surviving rape, heroin and family strife
The singer-songwriter talks about his adoptive relative William Faulkner, his violent childhood and heroin – and saves a surprise until the end

Simon Hattenstone

16, Jun, 2021 @11:23 AM

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Mysterious packages washed ashore at Cape Canaveral turn out to be cocaine
Wildlife manager discovers nearly 20 packages at Florida space force station

Richard Luscombe in Miami

14, Jun, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Drug reform is the holy grail – but don’t expect answers at the G7 | Simon Jenkins
If Boris Johnson were to raise the issue with Joe Biden, the president might reply that at least he is trying, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

11, Jun, 2021 @12:02 PM

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MPs call for drug safety testing amid fears of rise in UK festival deaths
Bereaved mothers urge government to introduce service as committee warns of post-lockdown risk-taking

Mattha Busby

07, Jun, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Turkey experiments with cannabis crops to boost hemp production
While cannabis remains taboo topic, economic crisis means Turkey is trialling hemp for industrial use

Bethan McKernan in Istanbul

05, Jun, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Police in Spain seize 860 kilos of black and odourless cocaine
Three people arrested after seizure of drug disguised as charcoal in northern region of Castilla y León

Sam Jones in Madrid

02, Jun, 2021 @12:43 PM

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UK cannabis campaigners take note: in the US, change came from below | Andrew Gumbel
Sadiq Khan’s decriminalisation commission could put pressure on the government to change its policy, says author Andrew Gumbel

Andrew Gumbel

31, May, 2021 @10:40 AM

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Feeling blue: drug dealer’s ‘love of stilton’ leads to his arrest
Carl Stewart, 39, identified by police after sharing a photograph of himself holding a block of cheese

Alex Mistlin

24, May, 2021 @4:16 PM

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The Psychedelic Drug Trial review – a mind-bending magic mushroom mission
Helmed by Prof David Nutt, this documentary follows volunteers as they swap antidepressants for psilocybin ... and it’s the closest they’ve come to joy in years

Lucy Mangan

19, May, 2021 @9:00 PM

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‘They came to kill’: Rio’s deadliest favela police raid sparks calls for change
Rio’s favelas have suffered countless horrors since the drug conflict began to intensify in the 1980s and the carnage in Jacarezinho has caused a wave of protest

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro

11, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘A dirty business’: how one drug is turning Syria into a narco-state
Manufacture of Captagon is a growth industry so big it is starting to rival GDP of flatlining economy

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

07, May, 2021 @9:54 AM

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Children who ate ‘cannabis sweets’ risked serious harm, say Surrey police
Investigation begins after two boys, 12 and 13, and a girl, 12, were taken to hospital after falling unconscious

Phoebe Weston

02, May, 2021 @5:14 PM

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