Drugs

A photographer's psychedelic trove of countercultural magic
Magazine

A photographer's psychedelic trove of countercultural magic

The Family Acid — After a stint in the Vietnam War, Roger Steffens dedicated himself to a free-spirited, drug-fuelled life on the fringes of society. Luckily for us, he photographed the whole thing.

Written by: Niall Flynn

A definitive guide to the history of medical cannabis
Activism

A definitive guide to the history of medical cannabis

Join us on this journey — From aiding constipation in ancient China, to relieving Queen Victoria’s period pains, writer and pharmacist Jonny Winship uncovers the surprising legacy of the controversial drug.

Written by: Jonny Winship

The man who taught America how to grow weed
Photography

The man who taught America how to grow weed

A secret history — In the ’70s, Mel Frank wrote the definitive guide on growing your own Marijuana, offering back-to-basics lessons on indoor and outdoor cultivation.

Written by: Miss Rosen

The myths surrounding Ritalin, the ‘magic smart pill’
Opinion

The myths surrounding Ritalin, the ‘magic smart pill’

Truth and lies — Be it as a prescription for treating ADHD, or its growing popularity as a ‘study drug’, Ritalin is on the rise. We asked writer and community pharmacist Jonny Winship to bust the myths.

Written by: Jonny Winship

Can psychedelics actually help us communicate with aliens?
Activism

Can psychedelics actually help us communicate with aliens?

Lessons from a Psychonaut — We talk to therapist Daniel McQueen about his plan to help humans explore higher dimensional spaces – which he claims may be populated by aliens and god-like entities – through the use of psychedelic medicines.

Written by: Deana Morton

A photographer's struggle with drugs in Midwest USA
Photography

A photographer's struggle with drugs in Midwest USA

Learning to let go — After realising his life has been defined by addiction, Jordan Gale found a way out through photography. But in documenting his social life, the 24-year-old had to face some uncomfortable truths about himself and his loved ones.

Written by: Cian Traynor

The vigilantes fighting Myanmar’s heroin epidemic
Reportage

The vigilantes fighting Myanmar’s heroin epidemic

A dangerous method — A group of Christian activists are taking drastic action to tackle the country’s pervasive drug problem – but are their methods doing more harm than good?

Written by: Josh McDonald

Uncovering the world’s largest collection of drug ephemera
Print

Uncovering the world’s largest collection of drug ephemera

The LSD library — A compulsive collector since the 1970s, Julio Mario Santo Domingo has accrued nearly three house’s worth of literature, knick-knacks and paraphernalia – covering everything from cocaine to opium, black magick to beat poetry, erotica to romanticism.

Written by: Alex Robert Ross

On the road with the Merry Pranksters' strange acid trip
Culture

On the road with the Merry Pranksters' strange acid trip

Keep on keepin’ kool — The psychedelic '60s were ignited by Ken Kesey, a gang of misfits and a bus-load of drugs... but the experiment is far from dead.

Written by: Cyrus Shahrad

The mind-altering trip of acid countess Amanda Feilding
Culture

The mind-altering trip of acid countess Amanda Feilding

A psychedelic revolutionary — Amanda Feilding drilled a hole in her head and fell in love with a pigeon. Now, after five decades of pioneering research into drugs, scientists are finally catching up to her ideas.

Written by: Alex King

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