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‘Shrooms! Shamans! Kosher LSD! Why Los Angeles Is Suddenly Tripping Out

COVER STORY: Housewives in the Hills are doing it. Hipsters in Los Feliz, too. L.A. has became ground zero for a new hallucinogen boom, with ayahuas ca ceremonies now as common as barbecues. But is microdosing shrooms really the answer to what ails Angelenos?
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Los Angeles County Will Dismiss 58,000 More Pot Convictions

“Dismissing these convictions means the possibility of a better future to thousands of disenfranchised people," said District Attorney George Gascón
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Staying Clean Could Soon Pay Off for Some California Addicts—Literally

The State Assembly is looking to enact a so-called "contingency management" program that would pay problem addicts to get sober
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The Pandemic Is Making It Way Harder for Cartels to Manufacture Drugs and Launder Money

Among the many businesses that have been punished by the coronavirus pandemic? The city's illicit drug trade
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How True to Life Is Euphoria’s Gritty Take on the High School Experience Really?

Experts say the creators may have overshot honesty just a touch
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After the Manson Murders, Los Angeles Magazine Blamed the “Age of ‘Freaky’ Crime”

A look back at a story from our October 1969 issue that stoked fear about youth culture, drugs, and copycat crimes

3 Days Until ‘Breaking Bad’: It’s A Bad Time to Be A Meth Dealer In The Real World

In 2012, the DEA hauled in almost five times as much meth in the Southwest as they did in 2008, the year Breaking Bad debuted.

Chemical Reaction: Saying Goodbye To Breaking Bad, TV’s Most Addictive Crime Show

Nobody would have expected Breaking Bad to become the best crime show ever, and with just eight more episodes to go, nobody can imagine life without it.

High Times in L.A.: Today’s Hit Drugs

Forget medical marijuana. Twelve drugs altering many a local mind

Freeway Rick Is Dreaming

Out of prison and on the move, the legendary crack dealer is seeking his fortune yet again. A journalist picks up the trail of the man who has captivated and confounded him for decades