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Drug Wars   

Series 1: 3x60 | HD | 2018
Series 2: 4x60 | HD | 2019
Production Company
Vice Studios
Primary Broadcaster
Channel 5

A documentary series about contemporary drug culture in the UK, featuring those who use, sell, research and provide support services for addiction. Through interviews and actuality, this series offers a unique insight into Britain’s relationship with a wide variety of illegal intoxicants. Each episode focuses on a distinct theme, from hedonistic, thrill seeking uppers used on the party drug scene, to the increase of recreationally consumed prescription drugs amongst the nation’s young, to the psychedelic revival that has every day people seeking transcendental highs to improve their mental health, the final episode reveals the thriving, underground cannabis trade, where strength and form have no limit.  

Series 2 - Episode 4

Across the U.K. the illicit cannabis trade is booming, facilitated by encrypted social media it's never been easier to buy and sell cannabis. With criminal networks dominating this unregulated landscape, independent, amateur cannabis chemists, bakers, growers and entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to build their brand and corner the market with an expansive array of super strength cannabis edibles and smokable extracts.

Series 2 - Episode 3

A psychedelic revival is unfolding across Britain, people from all walks of life are making and consuming powerful mind bending, class A hallucinogens for both recreational and therapeutic purposes. We meet the psychedelic snap-chat street dealers, the pioneers at the forefront of clinical research and the self-styled psychonauts who are going to extremes get their fix.

Series 1 - Episode 3

In this final episode we examine how uncontrollable smuggling is feeding Britons addiction and meet the people who are clearing up the mess left behind when cocaine takes over. We start with our borders. The NSA are constantly on the lookout to thwart new and invite ways of getting cocaine into the country. As we see when we meet Maggie at a midlands border force hub no item it too big or too small to be check for contraband.