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Here are the cheapest and most expensive places in the world to get your vice on

Where's the cheapest place in the world to buy weed? Who's got the most over-priced cigarettes? Where can I get a beer for a dollar? We attempted to answer these questions and more with this catalog of the global costs of our vices. 

Uruguay to create world's first national marijuana trade

Uruguay lawmakers voted 16 to 13 to allow the new government-run marijuana industry, which Mujica says is an effort to take a more positive approach to the global drug war.

Meth seizures hit record high in Asia in 2012

Asia is experiencing an unprecedented boom in methamphetamine seizures according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, sparking worries over an increase in the dangerous drug's popularity.

Nyaope, the street drug that's the scourge of South Africa's townships

BOKSBURG, South Africa — Nyaope is the street drug that is ravaging South Africa’s impoverished townships. A dangerous cocktail of marijuana, low-grade heroin and other additives like rat poison and antiretrovirals, it lets many of South Africa's poorest get high for just $3 a hit.

Smoke up: majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana

The legalization of the most common — and contentious — illegal drug in the US is now supported by the majority of Americans, according to a Gallup poll measuring national attitudes about marijuana.

UK women in Peru drug smuggling plot plead guilty (VIDEO)

Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum have given up their six-week attempt to prove their innocence, after they were accused of attempting to smuggle 24 pounds of cocaine out of Peru.

Two British women formally charged with smuggling cocaine

Two young British women accused of smuggling cocaine with an estimated street value of £1.5 million out of Peru have been formally charged in Lima, and could face a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

Pope Francis to Latin America: Just say no to decriminalization of drugs

Pope Francis spoke out strongly against the possibility of decriminalizing illegal drugs in Latin America during his ongoing visit to Brazil on Wednesday.

Colombia: Beware the zombie drug

BOGOTA — Scopolamine is known to many as medicine for motion sickness or tremors. In Colombia, it's a scary drug called "devil’s breath." Colombian criminals use it to put victims in zombie-like states: they lose their memory and free will and can be convinced to empty their bank accounts or hand over the keys to their apartments and cars.

The world's largest crack market is in the world's largest Catholic country (VIDEO)

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil is now the world’s largest crack market, with over a million users, according to studies. It’s so bad, the health minister called it an “epidemic” and the federal government announced a $2 billion program to combat it last December. Yet Evangelical church groups are making some headway in cleaning up the city's "crakolandias."
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