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The Man Who’s Been Fighting for Medicinal Psychedelics for 45 Years

A consensus is building that demonized drugs like LSD and MDMA have significant therapeutic value. Rick Doblin has been preparing for this moment since he was 18 years old.

The Cocaine Kings of the Pittsburgh Pirates

In the early ’80s, an A/C repairman, an unemployed photographer and a Major League mascot became the dealers of choice for the city’s sports stars – and changed baseball...

Meet The People’s Champion of Psychedelic Drugs

Since Neal Goldsmith saw his soul during a particularly wild acid trip in ’91, he's been at the forefront of the movement to normalize the psychedelic experience.

Getting High on Cactus and Chasing Away Evil with the Shamans of the Black Lagoon

48 Hours on the Dark Side of Las Vegas

Penthouse orgies fueled by pill-pushing bellhops. A drug den stocked with sex slaves. Hidden homeless camps under the casinos. The real Sin City is even seedier than you imagined.

The Man Who Got America High

He chartered the Rolling Stones while smuggling Pablo Escobar’s drugs on the side. After disappearing for decades, Alfred Dellentash finally shares his unbelievable life story.

Disco Biscuits and Beats

Backstage at Camp Bisco, the drug-fueled bacchanal that is also one of New York State's largest outdoor music festivals.

Where the Bass Never Stops

Dancing til daylight with Brooklyn's hyper-friendly, ketamine-fueled, ever-eclectic house music party people.

I Wanted Heroin

A substance-loving suburbanite ventures into the city on his maiden deal for a big-time street drug.