Under the influence
How did enlightenment thinkers distinguish between ‘drugs’ and ‘medicines’? And how should we?
Bipolar disorder can rage through life like a hurricane. So why does the US healthcare system leave us to cope alone?
A good trip
Researchers are giving psychedelics to cancer patients to help alleviate their despair — and it’s working
When I stopped smoking weed, my appetite shrivelled and my head throbbed – but it was the dreams that really shook me
Prohibition lingers on, but with pocket-sized vaporizers, marijuana users can get high whenever and wherever they please
My father rescued me time after time when I was lost in addiction. What kind of father will I be for my new daughter?
While one person dabbles in drugs with few ill-effects, another will become a chronic addict. What's the difference?
Crowdfunding might catapult promising cancer treatments into clinical trials, but can it make a real difference?
A flowered planet
For all their intricate symbolic force, from the Paleolithic to today's herbalism, plants are still a deep mystery to us