War on Drugs

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The War On Drugs
11:16

Did the CIA Actually Sell Crack in the 1980s?

As cocaine flooded into America in the 1980s, this is how one reporter exposed CIA collaboration with cartels. Did the US government actually cause the crack epidemic?
The War On Drugs
10:26

How Mexico's Cartels Turned Into Billion Dollar Empires | The War On Drugs

Who are the Mexican drug cartels? How did they develop? How did the War on Drugs turn them into billion dollar empires, capable of paramilitary style violence?
The War On Drugs
10:31

The Opioid Crisis Sweeping Africa | The War on Drugs

Africa is in the midst of an opioids crisis. The painkiller Tramadol is exploding on the continent – and the War on Drugs is making the situation even worse.
VWN Informers
5:49

A Former Drug Kingpin Shares His Secrets | Informer

The former head of a drugs gang reveals how he made millions by building up his reputation, evading authorities and, at times, using violence.
The War On Drugs
12:14

Turning 12-Year-Olds Into Drug Dealers | The War on Drugs

County Lines – big city crime groups exploiting kids to sell drugs has horrified the UK. But, we show how this phenomenon is a direct product of the War on Drugs itself.
The War On Drugs
15:16

Die in Agony: The War on Medicine | The War on Drugs

The War on Drugs is bad for your health. We explore how the drug war impacts medicine, causing massive, unnecessary suffering.
The War On Drugs
13:06

The Media Lies About Drugs | The War on Drugs

From 'face-eating cannibals on monkey dust' to people on bath salts 'ripping out their scrotum' to 'crack babies', the tabloid press is full of made up drug stories. Why?
The War On Drugs
10:55

Does Crystal Meth Really Make Your Teeth Fall Out? | The War on Drugs

Does crystal meth use really make your teeth fall out? We pick apart meth fact from fiction and show how the War on Drugs has created a world on speed.
The War On Drugs
11:33

The Racist Legacy of The War on Drugs | The War on Drugs

Racism is not a bug of the War on Drugs – it’s a feature. Since their earliest beginnings, drug laws have been explicitly built around targeting ethnic minorities.
The War On Drugs
11:04

America’s Opioid Epidemic Is Killing 40,000 a Year | The War on Drugs

This is the story of the North America Opioid Crisis – how a combination of medical overprescribing and drug prohibition created an epidemic as serious as COVID-19.
The War On Drugs
9:25

Why Taking Out Drug Lords Is a Bad Idea

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán turned Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel into the most powerful drugs gang on the planet. When he was arrested, it unleashed a tidal wave of violence.
The War On Drugs
9:47

How Super-Strength Weed Dominated the UK

In the early-2000s, the War on Drugs tried to stop smokers getting high on hash. However, this led to the UK getting its very own domestic ‘skunk’ industry.
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