Troy Farah

Troy is an independent journalist whose reporting on drug policy and science has appeared in Wired, the Guardian, Undark, Discover Magazine, Vice and more. He co-hosts the drug policy podcast Narcotica. He lives in Southwest California.

Are More Clubbers Taking Ketamine Without Knowing It?

It’s safe to say Joseph Palamar goes to a lot of raves. Since 2016, he’s attended more than 125 parties…

March 9, 2020

Meth Has Many Medical Benefits. Stigma Holds Them Back.

Ask your doctor about methamphetamine. It's not a phrase you'll ever hear on TV or the radio, but here's a…

November 15, 2019

Nutrition Is an Overlooked Aspect of Harm Reduction

The connection between food and drugs is stronger than most people might think. Many negative health effects associated with the…

July 18, 2019

Here’s What a Legal Market for Cocaine Could Look Like

It is abundantly clear, given decades of trial and error and escalating scientific evidence, that prohibition only makes risky drug…

March 26, 2019

More Companies Should Offer Bathroom Syringe Disposals Like Starbucks

One sign of the extent to which the overdose crisis has shifted public discourse is how few places remain unaffected.…

January 23, 2019

Fears About Kratom Use During Pregnancy Are Overblown

Like people in general, pregnant people use non-prescribed drugs for many reasons. Opioids and stimulants are increasingly popular, as well…

December 11, 2018