Search Results in Drugs

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2012. For the past 40 years, the war on drugs has resulted in more than 45 million arrests, $1 trillion dollars in government spending, and America"s role as the world"s largest jailer. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available than ever. Filmed in more than twenty sta...
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This is a documentary on the rise of misrepresented substances, as well as a critique of ineffective drug policy.According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, over 250 new drugs have been discovered since 2009.There are so many different psychoactive drugs floating around...
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All over the world hundreds of thousands of people are fighting a hidden war, the outcome of which could affect us all, its the war against drugs. Despite a world wide crackdown drug use continues to rise, so BBC reporter Stacey Dooley is travelling across three continents to investigate the newest...
It is no secret that the UK as a whole has a particularly high intake rate of alcohol compared to other parts of Europe. The blame for this has been placed largely on the availability of cheap drinks throughout the county by politicians, but the issue runs much deeper than this.This is especially no...

American Meth

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American Meth is a cross-country journey that focuses on several facets of the methamphetamine epidemic. From the oil fields of Wyoming and New Mexico to the homeless in Portland and the teens of Montana, filmmaker Justin Hunt spins a blue-collar tale of tragedy and triumph.Actor Val Kilmer lends hi...

Ecstasy Rising

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ABC News television documentary with Peter Jennings on the history of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine) also known as ecstasy.It includes a short history of the drug and criticizes the negative health claims made by the U.S. government.The rise of Ecstasy is a major event in drug history...
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A team of leading scientists have spent two years analysing the effects of 20 of Britain's most widely used drugs, and have devised a scientifically rigorous - and controversial - new ranking for them.The BBC's Horizon programme has followed their research and looks at the science behind the headlin...
This is the story about Amancha Coon, a 20 something girl addicted to crystal meth. She tells the story of her journey in addiction to rehab, relapse, rehab, and relapse again. In this documentary she faces her demons head on just one week before she enters her last attempt at getting clean. Film Du...
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Stepping Into the Fire is the cinematic release that reaches into the ash of the bare bones of existence and asks the question "is humanity born to die, or is humanity born to live?" The film follows the true story of three successful individuals brought together by an ancestral medicine from South...
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Recent research has analysed the link between the harmful effects of drugs relative to their current classification by law with some startling conclusions. Perhaps most startling of all is that alcohol, solvents and tobacco (all unclassified drugs) are rated more dangerous than ecstasy, 4-MTA and LS...

Tijuana Drug Lords

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In the late 1980s the Arellano-Felix brothers take over the Tijuana Cartel. Using a network of tunnels, modified cars, boats and planes they flood the US with billions of dollars worth of drugs; quickly establishing themselves as the world's largest smugglers of cocaine.To protect this business the...

Hemp Revolution

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This documentary covers a whole lot of ground. It deals with every historical and contemporary aspect of hemp usage and cultivation (mainly in the U.S.), which turns out to be a lot. From describing the production of a fibre much more durable and economic than wood, the documentary discusses hemps m...
Caroline Gay Welch passed away peacefully at home on July 17, 2008, after a year-long bout with ovarian cancer.Her life was distinguished by quiet service to her community, including work for the Fremont Public Association and the Community House Mental Health Center in Seattle, Washington.Speaking...

Swansea Love Story

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VICE befriends a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales' largely ignored heroin epidemic. The intimate look into their lives shows how economic depression, family breakdown, and addiction create unbreakable cycles for the people in their grip. I
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Since 2001 the United States has seen a drastic increase in opiate related overdose deaths, the figures themselves have quadrupled and in 2014 Massachusetts alone saw more than 1,250 deaths related to heroin overdoses. 85 percent of all crimes committed on Cape Cod are opiate related.Heroin: Cape Co...
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Sex, Drugs, and Democracy is Jonathan Blank’s award-winning, indie cult film, which grossed over $1 million in its art-house run.The Dutch idea of a free society includes a legalized sex industry, the open sale of marijuana and hashish, total equality for gays, distribution of clean syringes and met...
As the new British government began making movement to ban all legal highs, VICE went to visit Manchester where synthetic drugs such as “Spice” and other brands like Vertex, Pandora and Insane Joker are freely available to buy from newsagents and places known as headshops. Although manuf...

Hofmann's Potion

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2002. Here we have a narrative about a substance whose property is that it gives us a slippery reality. It and its cousins have profound powers and by simple osmosis have affected every visual thing, every cinematic lexicon, and much literary shape. And here we have a film that leaves out too much,...
(Louis Theroux Documentary) Central Valley, California, is home to some of the most impoverished rural towns in America, where crystal meth addiction is prolific. In Fresno, Louis finds a community ravaged by this cheap and highly addictive drug. As he infiltrates the town, he experiences the realit...

Crack Cocaine

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BBC documentary originally broadcast in 1992 which examines the increase of crack cocaine use in the UK. This programme explores the routes of international drug traffickers and the apparent consequences linked to the rise of Jamaican Yardie gun culture and violence within British society.This progr...

The Future of Weed

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Matt Ellis doesn’t smoke weed. He simply doesn’t enjoy being stoned. The all-too-familiar itch of paranoia that follows a few deep rips of cannabis is enough to keep him from using. But that’s not to say he doesn’t enjoy—or maybe even need—weed. It’s in the...
35 years after Nixon started the war on drugs, we have over one million non-violent drug offenders living behind bars. The War on Drugs has become the longest and most costly war in American history, the question has become, how much more can the country endure? Inspired by the death of four family...

Super High Me

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Determined to find out the true effects of marijuana on the human body, stand-up comedian and former Stoner of the Year Doug Benson documents his experience avoiding pot for 30 days and then consuming massive amounts of the drug for 30 days. More than just an amusing story of one man’s quest t...

Medical Cannabis

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In this myth shattering, information packed documentary, learn from physicians and leading researchers about medicinal cannabis and its demonstrated effects on human health.This game-changing movie presents the most comprehensive synopsis to date of the real science surrounding the world's most cont...
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Documentary combining compelling real-life stories and stunning computer graphics to explore how cocaine creates its highs and its lows.Cocaine, once a drug exclusively for the rich and famous, is now the most popular class A drug in Britain, with more than 1.2 million people taking it in the UK in...
Crack, Cocaine, Opium, Marijuana, Heroine, etc. - Illegal Drugs have an enormous impact on society. They make addictive, shorten our live-expectancy and change the way we interact with other people.Drugs are therefore not only a risk for ourselves but also for others. But many drugs have not always...

Super Weed

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Documentary revealing the science of marijuana, a plant containing 400 active chemicals and compounds that is one of the most widely-used illicit drugs in the world. Despite marijuana being illegal in most countries, the widely used drug is considered by scientists to be one of our most interesting...
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Britain's drug culture is changing - fast. Cocaine and ecstasy are out and mephedrone, ketamine and GHB are in. Shot in Leeds over the biggest party weekend of the year - Halloween and Bonfire Night - this film gets under the skin of the new party drugs. We follow Holly, Tony and Oliver from the dan...

E is for Ecstasy

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BBC 2 documentary televised in 1992. Programme follows the lives of Ecstasy users and their experiences of the rave scene in the early 1990's. Programme seeks to determine individual motivation for Ecstasy use and provides discussion from medical experts and users regarding some of the possible harm...
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Boston is now home to the nation's highest rate of opiate (heroin, oxycodone) addiction and overdose. Vanguard correspondent Mariana van Zeller investigates the story behind the dramatic spike in drug abuse over the course of the last decade and along the way uncovers a disturbing new trend: an alar...
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A BBC Documentary in which George Lamb dives into the world of legal party pills and herbal highs. Legal highs are sold openly and legally in shops across the UK and on the internet. There are thousands of different pills, powders and herbs that promise the same effects as illegal drugs, but for muc...
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Swansea Love Story: An award-winning look at a generation lost to heroin, as told through the tragic love story of Amy and Cornelius.In 2009, Swansea drug agencies reported a 180 percent rise in heroin use, and it's visible on the city's streets. Early one morning we meet a young, homeless couple na...

The Stoned Ages

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From the early cave dwellers who first stumbled upon psychedelic mushrooms to the over 6000-year-old tradition of opium cultivation in the East to a modern pharmaceutical industry with over 24,000 drugs on the market, drugs have played a role in our lives since well before recorded human history. Fi...

Stoned in Suburbia

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A funny British documentary interviewing various cannabis users (hilarious to see grandmas talking about being arrested for growing etc!)More people smoke cannabis in Britain than ever before, 10 Million of us have confessed to trying it, and over 2 million spark up every month.Stoned In Suburbia is...

Cold Turkey

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Heroin Addiction Documentary 2001. Directed by Leo Regan and originally televised in 2001, 'Cold Turkey' tells the story of Lanre Fehintola a photojournalist who experimented with heroin whilst working on a book featuring drug addicts. 'Cold Turkey' tells the story of Lanre a year after Regan's orig...
Orange Country, California, regarded as the birthplace of American skinheads. The recent amalgamation of various factions has led to the creation of the Orange County Skinheads where Ross gets to grips with the impact of this group on a concerned community.
Salvia Divinorum, also known as Diviner’s Sage, Magic Mint, ska María Pastora, Sally D, Sage of the Seers, or simply Salvia (although the genus name is shared among many plants), is a powerful psychoactive plant, a member of the sage genus and the Lamiaceae (mint) family. It has long been used...

Cocaine Submarines

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Colombian drug traffickers are using a new secret weapon to smuggle cocaine north – drug submarines.Up to 30 meters long and nearly impossible to detect, they are capable of distributing several tons of coke in just one shipment.Dozens of subs are thought to be in operation between the coasts of Col...

Psychedemia

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From Neuroscience to Shamanic Healing and everything in between. This documentary film concisely illuminates the emerging interdisciplinary field of Psychedelic Studies in a way that is accessible, informative and inspiring."Psychedemia" was the first academic conference funded by an American univer...

J is for Junkie

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J is for Junkie comes as a hard-hitting and beautifully shot documentary on crack and being homeless. Filmed in “The Living Room” in Atlanta, a small cove tucked in behind a Texaco gas station, the documentary captures African-American men and women opening up to Corey Davis, a young filmmaker with...

Heroin Nation

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Discovery Channel Heroin Nation: Heroin Nation concentrates on the gritty underworld of heroin use as seen through the eyes of law enforcement officers, addicts, users, therapists and scientists. The show makes connections between all aspects of heroin, from how it is smuggled across the border of M...

Inside LSD

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Lysergic acid diethylamide, abbreviated LSD or LSD-25, also known as lysergide and colloquially as acid, is a semisynthetic psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects which can include altered thinking processes, closed and open eye visuals, synaesthesia, an al...
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Could the chemicals found in marijuana prevent and even heal several deadly cancers? Discover the truth about this ancient medicine as world-renowned scientists in the field of cannabinoid research illustrate their truly mind-blowing discoveries.What if Cannabis Cured Cancer explains how we are all...
The documentary Russell Brand made for BBC Three in 2012 concluded with him giving evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee. Drawing on his own experience of drug taking and recovery, he advocated treating addiction as a health issue rather than a criminal problem and underlined his own belief...

Marijuana Nation

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Reporter Lisa Ling visits Vancouver's Pot Block, as well as some secret and not-so-secret marijuana growing operations and other relevant pot spots.Marc Emery, former publisher of Cannabis Culture and founder of the BC Marijuana Party, is shown at CCHQ (307 W. Hastings in Vancouver - see map) before...
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It is perhaps no surprise then that 76% of physicians recently surveyed said they would approve the use of marijuana to help ease a woman's pain from breast cancer.When marijuana became a schedule 1 substance, there was a request to fill a "void in our knowledge." In the United States, that has been...