A ‘Hacker’ Exposed a Mexican Drug Lord, Now He's Trying to Save His Own Life
The computer engineer secretly shot video of the purported heir to Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán and was reported to be living in the US under government protection. In fact, he’s stuck in Mexico.
The CIA Created a Hotbox That Can't Get You High
In the 1970s, America's top intelligence agency created super skunky fake weed and burned it as part of a drug abuse program that toured the country.
Here’s the DEA Contract for Hacking Team's Spyware
The contract reveals all the details of the relationship between the Italian spy tech company and the American anti-drug agency.
Another Way the Feds Punish Legit Cannabis Growers: Electricity Rates
At least in Skamania County, WA.
The 'Drug Dare' Challenges People to Upload Videos of Themselves Doing Drugs
'Deep Web' Director Alex Winter on Silk Road Boss's Harsh Sentence: 'A Stunner'
The fall of Silk Road hasn't deterred anyone, he says.
Trailer: Still Life
Watch a teaser for our new documentary on life, death, and an unassuming Mexican dentist who has perfected a chemical formula that rehydrates corpses for identification.
The Year in Narcotics
A flashback to some of the strangest, tragic, and uplifting drug stories published on Motherboard in 2013.
Heroin, Cocaine, and Weed Are Stronger, Cheaper, and Easier to Get Than They've Ever Been
More evidence that the War on Drugs has been a huge mess.
Doctors in British Columbia Are Now Allowed To Prescribe Heroin
A stable, supervised fix is better than scoring on the street.
Nobody's Sure Who's Supplying Mexico With $350 Million Worth of Border Spy-Tech
Well, nobody outside the Mexican Army and Department of Defense has little idea just who's behind the surveillance gear contracts, at least. The DoD did recently "confirm":http://www.provincia.com.mx/2012/07/sedena-confirma-compra-de-equipo-para-espiar...
Presenting the Lamest Drug Sting Ever, a Tale of Addiction Criminalization and iPhone Impersonation
OK, I get the general sense/argument of why attempting to possess heroin is illegal and bad for society etc, but still, just say that charge out loud. When I think of "drug problems" in a criminal sense, I tend to think of dealers and vast, violent...
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